Politics

  • October 17, 2003  

    The Senate provided a setback for the administration’s Iraq reconstruction plan when it approved an amendment that would require the Iraqi government to repay $10 billion of the $20 billion reconstruction grant. The House cleared a bill, which would give the entire $20 billion to Iraq as a grant. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2003  

    The Food and Drug Administration approved the German medication memantine today to help ease the severe symptoms of an estimated 1 million Americans who suffer from the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Ray Suarez discusses the possible impact of the drug with Dr. Paul Aisen. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2003  

    An FDA advisory council voted 9-6 to put silicone breast implants back on the market after being banned for 11 years. Medical experts assess the impact of the decision on women. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2003   BY  

    Key lawmakers working on Medicare prescription drug legislation conceded late Tuesday they will miss an Oct. 17 target date for a final House-Senate compromise as they continue to hash out the details of the plan. Continue reading

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    A roadside bomb ripped through an armored van Wednesday, killing three Americans traveling through the Gaza Strip in a U.S. diplomatic convoy. Continue reading

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    A federal judge has ordered five reporters to reveal their sources for articles that portrayed Dr. Wen Ho Lee, a former nuclear weapons scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a chief suspect in a Chinese espionage investigation. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2003  

    A roadside bomb ripped through an armored van in the Gaza Strip Wednesday, killing three Americans traveling through the area in a U.S. diplomatic convoy. New York Times reporter John Burns discusses the attack and the situation on the ground in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from his perspective in Jerusalem. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2003  

    Money is the lifeblood of the modern American political campaign, and is the deadline for President Bush and his nine Democratic opponents to submit their third-quarter fundraising reports to the Federal Election Commission. Margaret Warner crunches the latest numbers with two New York Times reporters. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2003   BY  

    Businessman Gyude Bryant was sworn in as the leader of Liberia’s postwar government Tuesday, raising hopes that the nation can return to order and stability after 12 years of civil war. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2003  

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday it would not involve itself in a debate over whether doctors can talk to patients about medical marijuana. Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives on the controversial decision. Continue reading