Politics

  • June 30, 2003   BY  

    Israel pulled out of parts of the Gaza Strip Sunday and said it would withdraw from Bethlehem on Wednesday if the cease-fire announced by three main Palestinian militant groups holds. Continue reading

  • June 30, 2003  

    Following the release Wednesday of a Council on Foreign Relations report showing American cities dangerously unprepared for a major terrorist attack, two members of the Council’s Emergency Responders Task Force offer recommendations for readying major metropolitan areas. Continue reading

  • June 30, 2003  

    Secretary of State Colin Powell discusses the latest developments in the U.S.-led “road map” to Middle East peace, and the call for America to intervene in Liberia’s ongoing civil war. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2003   BY  

    The Palestinian militant group Hamas said it had agreed to a three-month suspension of attacks on Israelis, a development that could put the U.S.-backed "road map" back on track after several weeks of deadly terrorist attacks and Israeli reprisals. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2003   BY  

    Medicare prescription drug legislation passed in both chambers of Congress early Friday, but negotiators face major differences between the bi-partisan Senate measure and the bill largely backed by Republicans that barely passed in the House. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2003   BY  

    Strom Thurmond, a maverick Dixiecrat-turned-Republican who led the longest single filibuster in U.S. history and served in the U.S. Senate nearly 50 years, died late Thursday at the age of 100. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2003  

    As the 2002-2003 Supreme Court term came to a close this week, the court issued landmark rulings on issues involving affirmative action and privacy rights. Four law professors review the major opinions from this year’s high court term and reflect on what its trends may bode for the future. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2003  

    The Senate and the House approved major Medicare legislation. Kwame Holman reports on the changes. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2003  

    Regular political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week’s news, including the congressional debate over Medicare reform, the latest Supreme Court decisions and the late Sen. Strom Thurmond. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2003   BY  

    In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down Thursday a Texas law making homosexual sex illegal, ruling that the ban unconstitutionally infringed on privacy rights. Continue reading