Politics

  • November 4, 2003  

    A recent report from a government watchdog group, the Center for Public Integrity, suggests insider connections may have influenced the Bush administration’s method of awarding contracts for postwar Iraq’s rebuilding. Experts debate the meaning of the report’s findings. Continue reading

  • November 3, 2003   BY  

    The Senate’s voice vote approval Monday of an $87.5 billion bill to fund occupation and rebuilding efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan paves the way for President Bush to sign the measure into law. Continue reading

  • November 3, 2003  

    Can police arrest everyone riding in a car if they discover drugs concealed there? The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about the constitutional limits of suspicion. It is the first of three cases before the Supreme Court this week that concern crime, punishment and the Fourth Amendment. Continue reading

  • November 3, 2003  

    On Capitol Hill, senators criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission for its failure to detect abuses in the $7 trillion industry earlier. Kwame Holman reports on the hearing on the Hill. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2003   BY  

    Abdullah Ahmad Badawi became Malaysia’s first new prime minister in 22 years Friday, succeeding Mahathir Mohamad, one of Asia’s longest serving and most controversial leaders. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2003  

    Political analysts Mark Shields and William Safire discuss the week’s events, including the optimistic news about the U.S. economy and President Bush’s postwar policy in Iraq. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2003  

    The Senate is poised to pass a bill which would approve more extensive logging on more than 20 million acres of federal forests. The House of Representatives is considering legislation that would devote a record $2.9 billion for firefighting and proactive programs to reduce fire risks. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2003  

    Democratic presidential candidate and retired four-star Gen. Wesley Clark discusses key issues in the upcoming race for the White House, including the impact of tax cuts on the economy and strategies for postwar reconstruction in Iraq. Continue reading

  • October 29, 2003  

    Betty Ann Bowser reports on the desperate situation in Ethiopia, and efforts to mitigate the effects of famine. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2003  

    The arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s top entrepreneur and a government critic, has rocked the country’s financial markets and fueled criticism of President Putin for being anti-democratic. Continue reading