Politics

  • December 4, 2003  

    The NewsHour begins a series of snapshots of the 2004 presidential candidates making their case to the voters with excerpts from a recent Howard Dean appearance in Ottumwa, Iowa. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2003  

    Former Israeli Justice Minister Yossi Beilin and former Palestinian Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo, the principal authors of the Geneva Accord, discuss their draft peace proposal and the diplomatic controversy it has sparked. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2003  

    A federal court in Virginia heard arguments about whether to grant Sept. 11 suspect Zacarias Moussaoui access to three al-Qaida detainees, who Moussaoui says could aid his defense, and the Defense Department announced it will allow “enemy combatant” Yaser Esam Hamdi, a U.S. citizen, to see his lawyer. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003   BY  

    The Israeli government on Tuesday criticized U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell for agreeing to meet this week with the authors of a non-binding peace alternative to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    The Supreme Court may refine the line between church and state with its ruling in a case over whether a state can withhold scholarship money from a student studying theology. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    The Supreme Court may refine the line between church and state with its ruling in a case over whether a state can withhold scholarship money from a student studying theology. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    Iraq’s senior Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, claims the coalition’s plan to transfer power does not pay proper heed to Islam. Kwame Holman reviews the role of religion in the governance of Iraq. Then, Jim Lehrer follows up with Juan Cole of the University of Michigan and Gary Sick of Columbia University. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2003  

    More than ten mutual fund companies have been implicated or investigated for questionable or illegal trading practices. Two experts offer advice on how the investing public can deal with the scandals. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2003  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks offer their takes on Congress’ passage of sweeping Medicare changes, President Bush’s surprise visit to Iraq and the week’s other political news. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2003   BY  

    President Bush made a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to U.S. troops in Baghdad in a mission to boost morale, marking the first time an American president has visited Iraq. Continue reading