Politics

  • December 8, 2003    

    President Bush on Monday signed a $400 billion, 10-year Medicare bill that will enact sweeping changes to the entitlement program by adding a prescription drug benefit and increasing the roll of private companies. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2003  

    Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., speaks to voters in Waukee, Iowa, in the latest snapshot from the Democratic presidential campaign trial. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2003  

    The United Russia party of President Vladimir Putin won 37 percent of the vote in yesterday’s parliamentary elections, more than three times the support of the second-place Communist Party. Simon Marks reports from Moscow. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2003  

    The United Russia party of President Vladimir Putin won Sunday’s parliamentary election by a large margin, soundly defeating the Communist Party. Regional experts assess the election results and what it portends for Russia’s democratic future. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2003  

    President Bush signed a Medicare reform bill Monday that will cover the cost of some prescription drugs and allow a larger role for private health insurers. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2003  

    President Bush signed into law Monday a $400 billion, 10-year Medicare bill that will cover the cost of some prescription drugs and allow a larger role for private health insurers. Experts discuss how the massive legislation will impact the lives of senior citizens. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2003  

    King Abdullah II of Jordan discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq and the continued anti-American sentiment in parts much of the Middle East. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2003  

    Russian opposition parties are vying to get the 5 percent vote they need to gain a foothold in Sunday’s parliamentary elections and forestall what critics call the growing personality cult of President Vladimir Putin. Simon Marks previews the election from Moscow. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2003  

    Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss President Bush’s lifting of steel tariffs, Howard Dean’s apparently ever-strengthening campaign, and the week’s other political developments. Continue reading

  • December 4, 2003  

    Massachusetts’ highest court last month ruled in a 4-3 decision 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. The state’s ruling has brought the legal and political debate over gay marriage to the national level.. Continue reading