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  • July 18, 2005   BY  

    Eric Rudolph was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday for the bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic in 1998. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2005  

    Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman discusses the current state of the Republican Party, the controversy surrounding White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, the Bush administration’s relationship with the NAACP and the upcoming Supreme Court nomination battle. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2005  

    The Israel government deployed 20,000 troops to block protesters — opposed to plans to withdraw from Jewish settlements — from marching into Gaza. Analysts discuss the challenges facing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as the ceasefire agreement seems in danger of breaking down. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2005  

    The Karl Rove controversy heats up as the Senate proposed amendments to the homeland security spending bill Friday as to who has access to classified information. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2005  

    President Bush has yet to name a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, but Capitol Hill is already speculating who the nominee will be. Following a report on political maneuvering in Washington, Mark Shields and David Brooks assess the state of play. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2005   BY  

    British police on Thursday named two of the four suspects in the bombings of London’s subway trains and bus a week ago. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2005  

    Former Qwest Communications chief financial officer Robin Szeliga pleaded guilty to insider trading Thursday, the latest in a long string of business leaders, including WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers, to be successfully prosecuted. Experts discuss the affect of corporate crime cases on the business world. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2005  

    British police on Thursday raised the death toll from the London bombings to 53 and released the names of two of the suspected suicide bombers. Two Independent Television News reports by Simon Israel from London about the investigation and Adrian Britton from the city of Leeds, home to one of the alleged bombers. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2005   BY  

    Saying last week’s deadly London bombings were "sobering and jarring reminders of the threats we now face," Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff unveiled an overhaul aimed at improving the nation’s anti-terrorism and disaster preparedness. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2005   BY  

    Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers, convicted of orchestrating the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday. Continue reading