Politics

  • November 19, 2003  

    Energy was also the main subject in the Senate today, where formal debate began over the Republican-sponsored energy reform bill. Kwame Holman reports on the power politics at play. Continue reading

  • November 19, 2003  

    Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham discusses the initial findings of a U.S.-Canadian task force that has been investigating the massive electricity blackout on August 14. He also explains how measures in the energy bill being considered in the Senate would help prevent future blackouts. Continue reading

  • November 19, 2003  

    President Bush embarked on his first full day of a state visit to Britain where he delivered a major address on key points of U.S. foreign policy, including his defense of the coalition’s goals in the Iraq war. Experts assess the president’s trip to Britain thus far and the international issues he outlined in his speech. Continue reading

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    U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in Brussels Tuesday disagreed with European Union leaders over their draft resolution on Iran’s nuclear program, saying it failed to find Iran in violation of its treaty obligations over the past 18 years. Continue reading

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    Massachusetts’ highest court ruled in a 4-3 decision Tuesday that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional and ordered the state legislature to come up with a solution within 180 days. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2003  

    Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Treasury Secretary John Snow cautioned that bipartisan bills to overhaul the $7 trillion mutual fund industry may cost investors more in fees and diminished returns. Kwame Holman updates the debate over the proposed reforms. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2003  

    A new Medicare bill tentatively agreed to by House and Senate conferees would add prescription drug coverage and introduce more competition from private health plans, a provision that may jeopardize its chances of gaining support from some Democrats. Jeffrey Brown discusses the proposed changes. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2003  

    Massachusetts’ highest court ruled in a 4-3 decision Tuesday that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional and ordered the state legislature to come up with a solution within 180 days. Experts debate the impact of the ruling. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2003  

    German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer outlines his country’s policies for postwar Iraq and his views on the status of U.S. – German relations. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2003   BY  

    A Virginia jury convicted Washington-area sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad on two counts of capital murder Monday, after six-and-a-half hours of deliberations. Continue reading