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  • December 2, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss President Bush’s strategy in Iraq, the divide among Democrats over a military withdrawal and the resignation of Rep. Randy Cunningham following bribery charges. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2005  

    Where to draw the line between interrogation and abuse has divided intelligence and terrorism experts and raised questions about the effectiveness of torture as a means to extract information from terror suspects. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2005  

    Documents released from Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito’s time as a lawyer in the Reagan administration show he supported restrictions on abortion but legal experts hesitate to predict how he would vote if confirmed. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2005   BY  

    Alito submitted written statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he said judges should take a limited, "self-disciplined" approach when considering cases. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2005  

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the court’s first case since the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts. The case examines the constitutionality of a New Hampshire law requiring parental notification before teenagers have an abortion. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2005  

    President Bush reinforced his strategy in Iraq and rejected calls to set any timetables for a pullout in a speech Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Academy. Excerpts of the speech follow. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2005  

    President Bush on Wednesday defended his strategy in Iraq and pledged to continue the war against terrorism. Two members of the Senate Armed Forces Committee discuss the president’s speech on victory in Iraq, the possibilities of withdrawal and changing public opinion towards the war. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2005   BY  

    Efforts to end the two-and-a half year conflict in Darfur, Sudan that has claimed more than 200,000 lives and displaced two million people opened a new chapter Tuesday as the opposing sides entered the seventh round of peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2005  

    Canada’s Liberal party lost a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons after accusations of corruption. Voters will chose a new parliament on Jan. 23. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2005  

    A reporter provides the latest on Saddam Hussein’s trial from Baghdad. Continue reading