Politics

  • June 9, 2003  

    Jim Lehrer discusses the role of the American president in the Middle East peace process with diplomatic historians Kenneth Stein, Doug Little, and Diane Kunz. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2003   BY  

    Congolese residents greeted French troops with cheers of "liberated, liberated" as a U.N. contingent arrived Friday in the town of Bunia, the first wave of an armed U.N. deployment aimed at quelling the country’s violent tribal warfare. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2003   BY  

    Russia’s parliament gave final approval Friday to a resolution that will provide partial amnesty for separatist fighters in Chechnya as part of the Kremlin’s plan to stabilize the war-torn Russian republic. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2003   BY  

    The militant Islamic group Hamas on Friday broke off planned talks with new Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, saying it would continue attacks on Israelis and rejecting compromises Abbas made at Wednesday’s U.S.-led summit. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2003  

    Jim Lehrer talks with political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks about the president’s efforts to negotiate Middle East peace, criticism of the Justice Department’s treatment of post-Sept. 11 detainees, and the controversy at the New York Times. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2003  

    Abby Joseph Cohen, chair of the Investment Policy Committee at Goldman Sachs; and Allen Sinai, chief global economist and president of Decision Economics, Inc. speak with Ray Suarez about the U.S.’s mixed economic news, including rising unemployment and the stock market’s recent gains. Continue reading

  • June 5, 2003   BY  

    President Bush ended his week-long trip to Europe and the Middle East Thursday with a speech to U.S. troops stationed in Qatar, and then flew home to face mounting questions about whether the U.S. misrepresented intelligence that led to the Iraq war. Continue reading

  • June 5, 2003  

    Attorney General John Ashcroft defended the Justice Department’s policies during congressional testimony. Kwame Holman reports on his response to the internal Justice Department report questioning the treatment of many foreigners after 9/11. Continue reading

  • June 5, 2003  

    President Bush ended his six-nation trip with a speech to U.S. troops in Qatar, praising their rebuilding efforts and for making “sure that Iraq is not going to serve as an arsenal for terrorist groups.” Two senators discuss the pace of reconstruction in Iraq and the search for definitive proof of weapons of mass destruction. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2003   BY  

    A special United Nations-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone on Wednesday indicted Charles Taylor, president of neighboring Liberia. Continue reading