Politics

  • September 3, 2003  

    Jeffrey Kaye of KCET Los Angeles looks at the tobacco industry’s lawsuit against the state of California over controversial anti-smoking ads. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2003  

    Secretary of State Colin Powell said that the United States supports a bigger role for the United Nations in Iraq. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2003  

    Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Wednesday that the United States supports a bigger role for the United Nations in Iraq, signaling a shift in U.S. policy. Experts discuss this development. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2003   BY  

    An Indonesian court sentenced Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir to four years in prison Tuesday for aiding and abetting in treason planned against the Indonesian government. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2003  

    Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge announced Tuesday that his department would provide an additional 5,000 armed federal air marshals to protect commercial airliners. Jim Lehrer speaks with Secretary Ridge about his announcement and about the state of national security since September 11. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2003  

    The Labor Department is proposing a change to the rules governing eligibility for overtime pay. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2003  

    The Labor Department is proposing the most dramatic changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act in 65 years. The changes would raise the minimum amount people can earn and still be paid overtime but would also allow companies to stop paying overtime for some workers who are currently eligible. Continue reading

  • September 1, 2003  

    A prison ministry program, run by former Nixon aide Charles Colson to reform Texas inmates, is leading some critics to question the legality of religion in state prisons and the exclusion of non-religious prisoners. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2003  

    Spencer Michels provides an update on the efforts to recall Gov. Gray Davis and the hundreds of candidates who hope to replace him. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2003  

    David Brooks of the Weekly Standard and Tom Oliphant of the Boston Globe discuss the week’s events. Continue reading