Politics

  • May 14, 2004  

    The Federal Reserve reported gains in industrial output in April, but the consumer-price core index, a lead indicator of inflation, also rose. Correspondent Paul Solman speaks with economists Nick Perna and Paul Samuelson about the Federal Reserve’s role in managing interest rates and inflation. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2004  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s visit to Iraq, the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal and its impact on the presidential election. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2004  

    Some members of Congress have called for an investigation into whether abortion politics played a role in the recent FDA decision to bar over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B. Ray Suarez gets two perspectives on the controversial contraceptive from Dr. Susan Crockett and Dr. Tina Raine. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2004   BY Admin 

    A federal judge Thursday rejected an 11th hour attempt by conservative groups to prevent Massachusetts from granting the first state-sanctioned gay marriage licenses beginning next week. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2004   BY Admin 

    Israel killed 12 Palestinians in southern Gaza Thursday in retaliation for back-to-back ambushes this week that left 11 Israeli soldiers dead. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2004   BY Admin 

    Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee resigned in the wake of the crushing defeat of his governing Bharatiya Janata Party in India’s general elections. Close to 380 million voters turned out for the elections held over three weeks. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2004  

    Recent images of Iraqi prisoner abuse have raised questions in Congress about whether the Department of Defense created a climate for abuse by sidestepping established international treaties on the appropriate treatment for prisoners of war. Kwame Holman reports on the controversy. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2004  

    Refugees from the Darfur region of western Sudan have fled across the border into Chad to escape alleged ethnic cleansing in their war-torn country. Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro looks at the dismal daily life in these refugee camps and the aide workers who have come to help improve conditions. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2004  

    Recent images of Iraqi prisoner abuse have raised questions about whether the Department of Defense created a climate for abuse by sidestepping international standards on the treatment for prisoners of war. Experts debate whether the U.S. military broke rules of the Geneva Convention in its interrogation of Iraqi detainees. Continue reading

  • May 12, 2004  

    Spencer Michels follows up with a group of voters in Denver to discuss their reactions to recent events in Iraq. Continue reading