Politics

  • November 24, 2003  

    The first overhaul of Medicare was approved by the House of Representatives on Saturday and seems poised to the pass in the Senate. Kwame Holman reports on the contentious debate. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2003  

    The House of Representatives approved the first overhaul of Medicare on Saturday, narrowly passing the bill on to the Senate. Among other proposed reforms, the overhaul would add prescription drug coverage and introduce more competition from private health plans. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2003  

    A peaceful coup removed Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze from power Sunday, ending three weeks of protests over disputed election results. Following a background report, two experts discuss the reasons for Shevardnadze’s removal, and what it portends for Georgia’s political future. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2003  

    The Virginia Beach jury that convicted John Muhammad of one of the Washington-area sniper murders recommended today that he receive the death penalty. Terence Smith discusses the sentencing phase of the trial with New York Times national correspondent James Dao. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2003  

    The deputy secretary of state discusses a coalition plan to give more authority to the Iraqi governing council and assesses recent attacks in Iraq and Turkey. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2003  

    Continued attacks in Turkey and Iraq overshadowed the upbeat mood of President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s trip to the English countryside. Terence Smith reports on the meeting between the two allies. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2003  

    The House of Representatives is bracing for a close vote tonight on a Medicare reform bill which would increase the role of private managed care and add a prescription drug benefit. Kwame Holman gives a background report, and Ray Suarez follows up with Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). Continue reading

  • November 21, 2003  

    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss President Bush’s trip to Britain, same-sex marriage laws, the debate over Medicare, and the anniversary of the Kennedy assasination. Continue reading

  • November 20, 2003  

    Margaret Warner begins a series of reports on the Democratic front-runners in the early contests with a look at the duel between Howard Dean and Richard Gephardt in Iowa. Continue reading

  • November 20, 2003  

    Forty years have passed since President Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, but the event continues to be a keen focal point of 20th century history. Experts discuss why a majority of Americans do not believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the the president’s death. Continue reading