Politics

  • August 30, 2005  

    Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune considers race and politics. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2005   BY Admin 

    Thousands of Sunnis who are angry that negotiators completed the new Iraqi constitution without the support of their sect protested in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Monday. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2005  

    Senate Judiciary Committee ranking Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont expressed concern over lost documents from John Roberts’ Reagan years and discussed his views of the candidate. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2005  

    Although Iraqi officials approved a draft constitution, many factions around the country are still not satisfied. Following a background report, three experts discuss the fight ahead for lawmakers. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2005   BY Admin 

    Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday that trends toward trade protectionism and larger budget deficits pose risks to the flexibility and vitality of the U.S. economy. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2005  

    Negotiators announced late Friday that they had reached a “deal in principle” to bring a draft constitution to the parliament. A Shiite and Sunni representative discuss the last minute offer and the chances of the compromise charter passing a public referendum in October. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss Iraq’s repeated failures to agree on a draft constitution, waning support for the Iraq war at home and recent military base closures. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2005   BY Admin 

    The fate of the draft Iraqi constitution remained unclear on Thursday after the Iraqi National Assembly announced it had no plans to meet to consider the charter, signaling a lack of agreement ahead of a self-imposed midnight deadline. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2005  

    Following his recent trip to Africa, NPR’s Steve Inskeep discusses the tensions and violence rising in Nigeria as Shell Oil seeks the rights to drill there. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2005  

    The Iraqi National Assembly failed to meet a self-imposed midnight deadline to present a draft constitution. Talks reached an impasse after Shiite and Sunni leaders could not resolve differences, particularly over the issue of federalism. A New York Times reporter gives an update from Baghdad. Continue reading