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  • December 12, 2005  

    Eugene McCarthy, the Minnesota senator who provided a voice in Washington for those opposed to the Vietnam War, died Saturday at the age of 89. Following a background report, a presidential historian discusses Sen. McCarthy’s legacy. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2005  

    President Bush delivered a speech emphasizing the need for economic reform and increased security in Iraq and expressed optimism for upcoming elections but said Iraq will continue to face challenges after the vote. After a background report, a reporter discusses the elections and allegations of abuse in Iraqi prisons. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2005  

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinajad has recently drawn international ire by suggesting that the Holocaust never happened and Israel be moved to Europe. This Independent Television News report details the deep influence of Islam on the leader’s ruling style and Islam’s general impact on politics in Iran. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the need for Democrats to develop a clear message on the Iraq war, the confusion over U.S. policy on treatment of terror suspects and the growing concerns over ethics scandals in Congress. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2005  

    A report on the tax debate in the House of Representatives that ending with the passage of a Republican bill that extends the 15 percent tax rate for income on capital gains and dividends. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2005  

    President Bush spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations Wednesday about rebuilding Iraq. Following excerpts from his speech, a senator and a USAID official overseeing the effort offer their reactions. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2005  

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits Europe and is confronted with questions from European allies concerned by recent reports of rendition and the questionable handling of terror suspects. Two experts assess the situation. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2005   BY  

    Two suicide bombers attacked the Iraqi police academy in Baghdad Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, mostly officers and cadets. As many as 70 others were reportedly wounded. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2005  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over whether colleges can turn away military recruiters in protest of the Pentagon’s policy on gays in the military and still receive federal funding. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2005   BY  

    The judge presiding over the case against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay handed the Texas Republican a partial victory Monday when he tossed out conspiracy charges but allowed money laundering charges to remain. Continue reading