Politics

  • 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

  • August 25, 2005  

    The BRAC Commission voted Thursday to close the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The hospital has treated presidents, soldiers and veterans for nearly a century. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2005   BY Admin 

    The commission charged with making military base closing recommendations to President Bush overruled the Pentagon Wednesday by voting to keep open several large Army and Navy facilities. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2005  

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., says he will ask Supreme Court justice nominee John Roberts dignified, appropriate and probing questions about such topics as the role of precedent, the separation of governmental powers and the abortion issue. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2005  

    Connecticut sued the U.S government over funding problems for standardized tests required as part of the No Child Left Behind law. After a background report, a former presidential adviser on the legislation and the commissioner of education from Connecticut discuss the case. Continue reading

  • August 23, 2005   BY Admin 

    Israel’s historic pullout from 25 West Bank and Gaza Strip settlements wrapped up Tuesday after soldiers stormed the last two communities to be evacuated in the West Bank and dragged away hundreds of defiant settlers. Continue reading

  • August 23, 2005   BY Admin 

    Connecticut on Monday became the first state to sue the U.S. government over the No Child Left Behind law, saying the Department of Education has not supplied the necessary funds to implement the testing required by the federal education initiative. Continue reading