Politics

  • January 9, 2004  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Jim Lehrer to discuss the upcoming Iowa caucus, the Democratic presidential candidates and the Halliburton scandal. Continue reading

  • January 9, 2004  

    Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean answers questions at a town hall meeting in Rochester, N.H., in the latest snapshot from the Democratic presidential campaign trail. Continue reading

  • January 9, 2004  

    Citing new security measures and a decrease in volume of intelligence, U.S. Homeland Security officials moved Friday to lower the terrorism alert status from “high” to “elevated.” Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson discusses that decision and new measures in airline security. Continue reading

  • January 8, 2004   BY  

    The current flu season appears to have peaked after getting off to an unusually early and harsh start, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. Continue reading

  • January 8, 2004   BY  

    The Food and Drug Administration Thursday said it needed more evidence demonstrating the safety of silicone breast implants before it would reverse a 1992 ban on routine sales of the devices. Continue reading

  • January 8, 2004  

    President Bush’s No Child Left Behind education reform act passed with broad bipartisan support two years ago, but today many Democrats say the bill has not delivered what it promised. Two experts debate the merits of the act. Continue reading

  • January 8, 2004  

    Wesley Clark answers questions in Concord, N.H., and Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., speaks to farmers at a barn in Jefferson, Iowa, in two new snapshots of Democratic presidential candidates on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • January 7, 2004   BY  

    North Korea promised Tuesday to suspend its nuclear power program and refrain from testing or making atom bombs, in a move that South Korea said would propel the next round of six-nation nuclear talks. Continue reading

  • January 7, 2004   BY  

    North Korea promised Tuesday to suspend its nuclear power program and refrain from testing or making atom bombs, in a move that South Korea said would propel the next round of six-nation nuclear talks. Continue reading

  • January 7, 2004  

    An Italian journalist discusses the investigation into the collapse of Italian food conglomerate Parmalat, which is facing an investigation into whether its founder Calisto Tanzi invented paper assets, funneled money to family companies and used extensive fraud to disguise growing losses. Continue reading