Politics

  • April 29, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry join Jim Lehrer to discuss the House ethics battle, President Bush’s plan for Social Security and the GOP proposal to ban filibusters for judicial nominees. Continue reading

  • April 29, 2005  

    Reiterating his Social Security reform proposals first outlined in a primetime news conference, President Bush on Friday called on Congress to consider his proposal to allow benefits for lower income earners to increase more quickly than for more wealthy individuals. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2005  

    The Commerce Department released a report Thursday, which stated that the gross domestic product increased 3.1 percent from January to March, down from 3.8 percent the previous quarter. Economists discuss the trends taking place in their regions across the United States. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2005  

    Iraq’s National Assembly approved a new government Thursday after nearly three months of political wrangling. The 37-member cabinet still has two vacancies and interim premier Ibrahim al-Jaafari told reporters that decisions would be made on the vacancies in the next three to four days. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2005  

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case stemming from the collapse of Enron. Several justices expressed their dismay with the way a jury was instructed before convicting accounting firm Arthur Andersen of obstructing justice. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2005  

    The African Union is seeking to bolster its presence in the troubled western Sudanese region of Darfur. Fred de Sam Lazaro of Minnesota’s Twin Cities Public Television reports on the ongoing violence in Darfur. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2005  

    House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said Wednesday that he is prepared to retract controversial ethics rules passed earlier in the year aimed at shielding House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas. Two journalists who have been covering the debate discuss the ethics issue. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005   BY Admin 

    Syria’s 29-year military presence in Lebanon ended Tuesday when the last Syrian soldiers crossed back over the border, completing a withdrawal brought by international pressure and massive Lebanese street protests. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    President Bush was joined by embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay at a Social Security event in their home state of Texas Tuesday. Afterward, the president praised Delay and in a show of support gave the congressman a ride back to Washington on Air Force One. Kwame Holman gives an update on DeLay’s ongoing ethics troubles. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    The Senate Finance Committee began holding hearings Tuesday on whether Social Security needs an overhaul, while President Bush continued making his case for changes at an event in Texas and demonstrators took to Capitol Hill to protest the idea of allowing personal accounts. Continue reading