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  • January 2, 2006  

    A dispute between Russia and the Ukraine over natural gas prices and distribution has threatened much of Europe’s natural gas supply. After a background report from Independent Television News, two guests discuss the causes of the pipeline dispute and the implications for Western Europe. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2006  

    Three historians discuss what the furor over President Bush’s domestic intelligence program says about the centuries-old battle over presidential powers in times of war. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2005  

    A Washington Post reporter discusses the background of Jack Abramoff, a Washington lobbyist at the center of a far-reaching congressional corruption scandal. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss Jack Abramoff’s legal troubles, the winners and losers of 2005 and the year’s most significant events, including Hurricane Katrina and the rise of political Islam. Continue reading

  • December 29, 2005  

    A report on unearthing the remains of victims of Guatemala’s civil war. Continue reading

  • December 29, 2005  

    Syrian authorities launched a public relations campaign to improve the country’s tainted image following international allegations linking top Syrian officials to recent assassinations. Continue reading

  • December 29, 2005  

    An independent body agreed to review allegations of voter fraud in Iraq’s parliamentary elections on Dec. 15 after Sunnis and secular Shiites protested preliminary results that gave a lead to a religious Shiite alliance. A reporter provides an update on the election and recent outbreaks of violence in Iraq. Continue reading

  • December 28, 2005   BY  

    Richard Causey, Enron Corp.’s former executive vice president and chief accounting officer, pleaded guilty Wednesday to securities fraud in connection to the filing of the company’s 2001 quarterly report. Continue reading

  • December 28, 2005  

    Former Enron chief accounting officer Richard Causey pleaded guilty Wednesday to a security fraud charge. A reporter discusses the plea deal and how this development will affect the upcoming Enron trial. Continue reading

  • December 28, 2005  

    Documents released recently from Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito’s past have sparked a debate over his judicial philosophy. Two experts discuss what the documents reveal about his views on executive privilege, abortion rights and civil rights and what they could mean for his confirmation hearings. Continue reading