Politics

  • February 16, 2004  

    Up to 50 people have been killed in Haiti over the past ten days in clashes between anti-government forces and those loyal to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Ray Suarez speaks with two regional experts about the roots of the conflict, Aristide’s presidency and the U.S. role in ensuring democracy in Haiti. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2004  

    The Democratic contenders for their party’s presidential nomination met at a debate in Wisconsin Sunday night prior to the state’s primary on Tuesday. Jim Lehrer discusses the latest campaign news with Katherine Skiba of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Continue reading

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    A spokesman for the U.N. envoy sent to Iraq to determine if early elections are possible said Friday that a vote could not be held before the June 30 transfer to Iraqi sovereignty. Continue reading

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    Former candidate Gen. Wesley Clark endorsed Sen. John Kerry’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, calling the Massachusetts lawmaker "the kind of leader Americans need." Continue reading

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    Former Chechen President Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, suspected of having terrorist ties and wanted by Moscow, died Friday after an explosion ripped apart his car in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar, police said. Continue reading

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    For the first time, President Bush’s reelection campaign directly criticized Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry Thursday in a Web video that called the Massachusetts senator "unprincipled." Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004  

    Legislators and courts in several states are debating whether same-sex couples may legally marry. Ray Suarez gets two perspectives on the issue from Matt Daniels of the Alliance for Marriage and Cheryl Jacques of the Human Rights Campaign. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about same-sex marriage and the 2004 presidential campaign. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004  

    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced that the 660 or so alleged al-Qaida and Taliban fighters, who are being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may apply annually for release. Margaret Warner discusses the policy change. Continue reading

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the cancer drug Erbitux, which is at the center of the ImClone insider-trading scandal, for the treatment of colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Continue reading