Politics

  • December 22, 2003  

    Security at American airports, bridges and ports was tightened, after the United States elevated the national terror-threat level from yellow (elevated) to orange (high) Sunday. Continue reading

  • December 22, 2003  

    The latest snapshot from 2004 presidential campaign trail is from remarks Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., made recently to workers at a manufacturing company in Newark, Del. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2003   BY  

    President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair unexpectedly announced that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had admitted seeking unconventional weapons, but would join international treaties on nuclear, biological and chemical arms. Continue reading

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    A federal appeals court ruled against the recording industry’s attempts to force the nation’s Internet providers to identify subscribers suspected of illegally swapping music online, marking a major setback to the industry’s anti-piracy efforts. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2003   BY  

    Presidential contender Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., announced Friday that he will contribute $850,000 of his own money and will mortgage his house in order to bolster the lagging finances of his campaign. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2003  

    President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Friday that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi admitted seeking weapons of mass destruction, but would give up those programs and allow international inspectors to enter the country. Jim Lehrer discusses the developments with Terence Taylor. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2003  

    Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the unexpected news on Libya, the political implications of Saddam Hussein’s capture and the federal court rulings against the Bush administration in the war on terror. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2003   BY  

    A jury found Lee Boyd Malvo guilty of capital murder in the Washington-area sniper case, which left 10 people dead and terrorized the region. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2003   BY  

    A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government does not have the authority to detain accused American “dirty bomb” suspect Jose Padilla as an enemy combatant, ordering the Department of Defense to release the Chicago native within 30 days. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2003  

    Separate federal appeals courts Thursday ruled in favor of increased legal rights for Jose Padilla, the Chicago man accused of planning a dirty-bomb attack, and the 600 foreign detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Jim Lehrer discusses these decisions with John Yoo and David Cole. Continue reading