Politics

  • September 5, 2003   BY  

    The Senate Appropriations Committee late Thursday approved an amendment that would prevent federal regulators from letting media companies acquire more television stations and expand their reach of the national television market. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2003  

    Ray Suarez co-moderated last night’s Democratic presidential candidate debate. The candidates fielded questions on the United States’ role in Iraq, American unemployment numbers and President Bush’s tax cuts. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2003  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and David Brooks of the New York Times discuss the dispute over whether to involve the U.N. in Iraq and the first Democratic presidential debate. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2003   BY  

    Eight of the nine Democratic candidates for president stood united Thursday night in denouncing the president’s policies on Iraq and the economy, but differed over trade pacts and health care plans in the first official debate of the 2004 campaign. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2003   BY  

    An appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the Federal Communication Commission’s new federal rules that would have eased limits on media ownership from taking effect as scheduled Thursday. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2003   BY  

    Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas appeared before the Palestinian Legislative Council Thursday to ask that the government either give him the support necessary to move forward in implementing the U.S.-backed road map, or end his term. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2003  

    A congressional panel continued to investigate the cause of August’s sweeping blackout. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2003  

    Judicial nominee Miguel Estrada withdrew his name Thursday after two years of failed attempts to obtain Senate approval. Jim Lehrer speaks with Senate Judiciary Committee members Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Charles Schumer (D-NY). Continue reading

  • September 4, 2003  

    Democratic presidential candidates addressed Latino issues at a debate Thursday night in Albuquerque, N.M. Terence Smith discusses the growing importance of the Latino vote in American politics with pollsters Leslie Sanchez and Maria Cardona. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2003  

    Five candidates for California governor participated in the first debate yesterday, while Gov. Gray Davis held a separate question-and-answer session. Spencer Michels highlights some of the responses. Continue reading