Politics

  • July 15, 2003  

    The Bush administration announced the 2003 federal budget deficit would be the highest in U.S. history: $450 billion. Experts discuss the causes of the growing deficit, including the war in Iraq, the tax cut and the weak economy. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2003  

    Members of Congress started work on compromise legislation to provide a Medicare prescription drug program. Ray Suarez discusses the differences between the House and Senate versions of the proposal with Robert Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute, and Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates. Continue reading

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    Despite the formal introduction of a new 25-member Iraqi interim governing council this weekend, attacks against American occupying forces continued, including the killing of a U.S. soldier Monday. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2003  

    The U.S.-appointed Iraqi governing council held its inaugural meeting Sunday. Ray Suarez discusses the group’s significance and the challenges it faces with Adeed Dawisha and Edmund Ghareeb. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2003  

    Tom Bearden reports on a congressional redistricting struggle in Texas that could add to the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue reading

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    President Bush ended his five-country tour of Africa in Nigeria, calling the fledgling democracy a country of "great promise" and praising President Olusegun Obasanjo for his regional leadership on key issues such as AIDS and the conflict in Liberia. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2003  

    Gwen Ifill examines the concern for homeland security and the right to civil liberties in the first installment of the new PBS program, Flashpoints USA. A preview features a report on the Evansville Eight, a group of Muslims detained in Indiana after Sept. 11, 2001. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2003  

    A Massachusetts court will rule over the next few days in the case of seven homosexual couples who have sued the state for the right to legally marry. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the gay marriage debate. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2003  

    President Bush and members of his administration spent much of the week answering questions on their justification for a war in Iraq and U.S. intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Ray Suarez discusses the intelligence controversy. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2003  

    Ray Suarez discusses the week’s other political developments with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and The Weekly Standard’s David Brooks. Continue reading