Politics

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  • July 11, 2005   BY  

    North Korea agreed Saturday to resume multilateral talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons program five months after saying it would never do so. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2005  

    Egypt will hold its first multiparty elections in the fall, one example of their movement toward democracy and reform, but critics are skeptical of whether the elections will truly be democratic. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2005  

    A Senate subcommittee held hearings Monday on the future of funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting and alleged biases in PBS programming. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2005  

    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the political impact of the London bombings, the controversy surrounding presidential advisor Karl Rove and rumors of a second, or third, Supreme Court vacancy. Continue reading

  • July 7, 2005  

    After the London train and bus attacks, the Bush administration raised the terror alert to “orange,” or high risk, for all U.S. mass transit systems, which now face major tests to protect their riders. Transportation experts assess the current mass transit system situation and the problems they face to protect the public. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2005   BY  

    Representatives of the Sudanese government and rebel groups fighting government forces signed a declaration of principles Tuesday in a tentative deal aimed at bringing peace to the war-ravaged Darfur region of the East African nation. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2005  

    Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, discuss the upcoming confirmation battle over who should replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2005  

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faces an uphill battle to push through three initiatives in a special election this fall as poll results show his early popularity has plummeted. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2005  

    A federal judge sentenced New York Times reporter Judith Miller to jail Wednesday for refusing to divulge her source to a grand jury investigating the administration’s leak of a CIA operative’s identity. Two media experts analyze the sentencing and what this ruling means for journalists and their anonymous sources. Continue reading

  • July 5, 2005  

    In a prelude to the expected battle over the next Supreme Court justice nomination, an historian explains the selection and confirmation process and the past battles between Congress and the president. Continue reading