Politics

  • February 20, 2004  

    A move by conservative clerics to ban moderate candidates from parliamentary elections has prompted widespread boycotts and thrown the future of Iran’s reform movement into doubt. Two Iranian experts assess the impact of Friday’s vote. Continue reading

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    The Federal Election Commission voted 4-2 to place some restrictions on how non-party political groups can spend soft money funds, but commissioners postponed a broader decision until they initiate a formal rule-making process next month. Continue reading

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    Militant defenders of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide vowed to shield Cap-Haitien from rebel forces Thursday, setting up barricades of car parts, scrap metal and trees on highways leading into the Caribbean country’s second-largest city. Continue reading

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    The AFL-CIO federation of labor unions endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry Thursday, urging some 13 million workers nationwide to support the Massachusetts lawmaker. Continue reading

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    Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron Corp. chief executive who led the company as it veered toward collapse in a massive corporate scandal, was charged Thursday with fraud, insider trading and lying about the corporation’s finances. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2004  

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling pleaded not guilty to 40 federal counts of fraud, conspiracy and insider trading today in Houston. Spencer Michels offers an update on the continued fallout from the Enron collapse. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2004  

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling pleaded not guilty to 40 federal counts of fraud, conspiracy and insider trading Thursday in Houston. Margaret Warner and legal experts discuss the former executive’s role in the historic accounting scandal. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2004  

    Federal budget time has arrived again, and the United States is running more than $500 billion in the red. Paul Solman looks at the growing budget deficit and why people are worried about it. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2004  

    Democratic front-runner Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., gained the endorsement of the AFL/CIO today, and Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., said it is a “moral issue” that sets him apart from Kerry and President Bush. Kwame Holman looks at today’s events on the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2004  

    The AFL-CIO federation of labor unions endorsed presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry Thursday, urging some 13 million workers nationwide to support the Massachusetts lawmaker. Gwen Ifill talks to the Democratic front-runner about his endorsement, his campaign and his sole remaining major rival. Continue reading