Politics

  • April 13, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer gets reaction from New York Times columnist David Brooks and Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant about President Bush’s press conference. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2004  

    Coalition forces on Tuesday surrounded the Shiite holy city of Najaf as the standoff with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his al-Mahdi Army continued in Iraq. Regional experts discuss al-Sadr’s influence over his followers and how the United States should deal with the Shiite resistance. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2004  

    The 9/11 commission on Tuesday questioned officials from the Justice Department about the FBI’s performance in the months leading up to the 2001 terrorist attacks. Commission members Slade Gorton and Richard Ben-Veniste discuss the panel’s criticism of the FBI and the testimonies of Justice Department officials. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2004  

    Better cooperation between the FBI and CIA may have uncovered the al-Qaida plot to attack the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the 9/11 commission alleged in a preliminary report. Kwame Holman looks at testimony by Justice Department officials. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer speaks with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant about Tuesday’s testimony before the 9/11 commission, the ongoing war in Iraq and President Bush’s press conference. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2004  

    Following a background report from Kwame Holman, Gwen Ifill and foreign policy columnists discuss the political fallout over a presidential daily brief that showed what President Bush knew about al-Qaida before the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading

  • April 9, 2004  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks rejoin Jim Lehrer to discuss the testimony of Condoleezza Rice before the 9/11 commission and the potential political fallout from that investigation. Continue reading

  • April 9, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer asks syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks for additional perspectives on American policy in Iraq. Continue reading

  • April 9, 2004  

    National security adviser Condoleezza Rice this week joined the list of officials who have testified before the 9/11 commission. Family members of 9/11 victims share their thoughts on the commission’s investigation and Rice’s testimony. Continue reading

  • April 8, 2004  

    National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice testified that “no silver bullet” could have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Kwame Holman reports on Rice’s testimony before the 9/11 commission. Continue reading