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  • November 18, 2005  

    Friday morning, the House narrowly passed a deficit-reduction bill. Congressional expert Norman Ornstein discusses the battle on Capitol Hill over spending and taxes. Then, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant discuss taxes and spending cuts in the budget. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2005  

    An agreement on Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinian Authority gave Palestinians control over border crossings in the Gaza Strip. Paul Wolfensohn, the U.N. special envoy, explains the deal. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2005  

    The White House defended its strategy in Iraq facing recent criticisms and calls for a withdrawal. Following a background report, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant discuss the accusations. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2005   BY  

    Haiti has postponed elections scheduled for Nov. 20 but not set a new date as the Caribbean country struggles to organize a credible vote amidst continued gang violence. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2005  

    Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., ranking Democrat on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a former supporter of the Iraq war, said Thursday that U.S. troops should leave within six months. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2005  

    Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward revealed Monday that he learned the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame nearly a month before her identity was disclosed in 2003. Continue reading

  • November 16, 2005  

    In Japan Wednesday, during his visit to Asia, President Bush challenged China to expand political and religious freedoms. Following a background report, two experts discuss the president’s speech. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2005   BY  

    Israel and the Palestinian Authority announced Tuesday that they had come to agreement on allowing Palestinians to travel in and out of the Gaza Strip in a plan brokered by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during all-night negotiations. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2005  

    Iraqi deputy prime minister Ahmad Chalabi discusses pre-Iraq war intelligence and what lies ahead in Iraq, including prospects for a full transfer of sovereignty to Iraq. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2005  

    As polls show American support for the war in Iraq declining, some members of the Senate are asking for more information about the U.S. strategy in Iraq, including a possible exit timeline. Continue reading