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  • November 8, 2005  

    An amendment presented by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, to outlaw torture of detainees in U.S. custody and establish rules for their interrogation, has sparked debate in Congress. Following a background report, two senators on opposite sides of the debate discuss the amendment and possible exemptions for the CIA. Continue reading

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    President Bush ended a five-day trip to Latin America in Panama Monday, two days after a U.S. initiative to establish a hemisphere-wide free trade zone faltered during a 34-nation summit in Argentina. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2005  

    A report on Virginia’s closely contested race for governor. Many experts believe the race may offer clues about congressional races in 2006. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2005  

    French police have been unable to stop rioting in the suburbs of Paris that broke out after two teenagers were accidentally electrocuted while running from police. The incident sparked anger that turned to violence in protest of French government’s treatment of immigrants. Continue reading

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    The head of the Judiciary Committee announced Thursday that hearings on Judge Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court will begin at noon on January 9th with opening statements from the senators and the nominee. Continue reading

  • November 4, 2005  

    Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, has sharply criticized the Bush administration’s handling of the run up to the Iraq war. Following an interview with Wilkerson, two experts debate his charges. Continue reading

  • November 4, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the debate over the handling of pre-Iraq war intelligence, the arraignment of former vice presidential chief of staff Lewis Libby, and the state of the Alito nomination. Continue reading

  • November 3, 2005  

    A proposed 24-acre development in Brooklyn has drawn a line between residents who think the new buildings will improve the borough and those who want it to remain the way it is. Continue reading

  • November 3, 2005  

    The recent indictment of former vice presidential chief of staff Lewis Libby in the CIA leak case and the debate over presidential senior adviser Karl Rove’s involvement have posed challenges to the White House’s senior officials. Continue reading

  • November 3, 2005  

    A Washington Post reporter recounts the arraignment hearing of former vice presidential chief of staff Lewis Libby who was indicted on five counts of obstruction and perjury in the CIA leak case. Continue reading