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  • July 19, 2004  

    Television viewers in election swing states have been inundated with more than 100 campaign ads since March — much more than in other parts of the United States, according to a new study from the Wisconsin Advertising Project at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Terence Smith discusses the trend. Continue reading

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    Home design guru Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison Friday for lying about a suspect stock sale, but the judge postponed the start of her jail term so her lawyers could appeal her conviction. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2004  

    A federal judge sentenced home design guru Martha Stewart on Friday to five months in prison and two years probation after a jury convicted the former CEO of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and lying to federal investigators about a stock deal. Ray Suarez discusses the decision. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist William Safire about the failure of the Federal Marriage Amendment in the Senate, the fallout from British and American inquiries in prewar intelligence errors and other issues in the 2004 presidential campaign. Continue reading

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    Eleven people died and at least 30 were injured in a suicide attack near the headquarters of the new Iraqi government and the U.S. Embassy. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2004   BY  

    A British inquiry reported Wednesday that the country’s prewar intelligence on Iraq had "serious flaws" and was partially based on "unreliable" sources, but the report found no evidence of "deliberate distortion" on the part of the Blair government. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2004  

    Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., made his first solo campaign appearance today. President Bush also made two stops on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2004  

    After a background report, Senators discuss the rejected bid to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, likely tabling the measure for the rest of this election year. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2004  

    A British intelligence inquiry reported today that the country’s prewar estimates of Iraq’s weapons capabilities had “serious flaws” and were partially based on “unreliable” sources, but the report found no evidence of deliberate distortion on the part of the Blair government. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2004  

    The International Court of Justice in The Hague issued a non-binding opinion Friday that the entire barrier Israel is erecting along its border with the Palestinian territories should be removed. Continue reading