Politics

  • November 11, 2003  

    A runoff election in the Louisiana gubernatorial race pit Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, a sixth-generation Cajun woman, against Republican Bobby Jindal, a political novice of Indian heritage. Betty Ann Bower reports on the history-making race. Continue reading

  • November 10, 2003   BY  

    The Supreme Court said Monday it would hear appeals by Afghan war detainees challenging their imprisonment at a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Continue reading

  • November 10, 2003  

    Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean announced Saturday that he would forgo public matching funds for his 2004 presidential campaign, becoming the first Democrat to opt out of the presidential public financing system in 30 years. Experts discuss Dean’s decision and its possible ramifications for the future of campaign financing. Continue reading

  • November 10, 2003  

    At least 17 people died and more than 120 were injured Saturday in a suicide car bomb attack in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • November 10, 2003  

    At least 17 people died and more than 120 were injured Saturday in a suicide car bomb attack in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Experts discuss the bombing, believed to be the work of al-Qaida terrorists, and how it could affect Saudi efforts to combat terror. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2003  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and William Safire of The New York Times discuss former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean’s comments about the Confederate flag at a recent Democratic candidate’s debate and other developments on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2003  

    President Bush Thursday called for democratic reforms in the Middle East. During a speech in Washington, the president said Western governments should not back undemocratic regimes in the region. Margaret Warner discusses his remarks with two Arab scholars. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2003  

    A recent survey by the Pew Research Center suggests that Americans are evenly divided but increasingly polarized over political issues, including Iraq. Margaret Warner and experts discuss what the survey results mean for the presidential campaigns and the 2004 election. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2003  

    New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has become perhaps the most vigorous enforcer of the rules against corporate wrongdoings in America. Paul Solman speaks with Spitzer about his efforts to combat Wall Street’s abuses and his recent testimony at the congressional mutual fund fraud hearings in Washington. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2003  

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) speaks with Jim Lehrer about recent statements he made criticizing American foreign policy in Iraq and Russia. The onetime Vietnam POW draws comparisons between the reduction of U.S. troop levels in Iraq and the United States’ defeat and retreat from Vietnam three decades ago. Continue reading