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  • April 27, 2005  

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case stemming from the collapse of Enron. Several justices expressed their dismay with the way a jury was instructed before convicting accounting firm Arthur Andersen of obstructing justice. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2005  

    The African Union is seeking to bolster its presence in the troubled western Sudanese region of Darfur. Fred de Sam Lazaro of Minnesota’s Twin Cities Public Television reports on the ongoing violence in Darfur. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2005  

    House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said Wednesday that he is prepared to retract controversial ethics rules passed earlier in the year aimed at shielding House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas. Two journalists who have been covering the debate discuss the ethics issue. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005   BY  

    Syria’s 29-year military presence in Lebanon ended Tuesday when the last Syrian soldiers crossed back over the border, completing a withdrawal brought by international pressure and massive Lebanese street protests. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    President Bush was joined by embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay at a Social Security event in their home state of Texas Tuesday. Afterward, the president praised Delay and in a show of support gave the congressman a ride back to Washington on Air Force One. Kwame Holman gives an update on DeLay’s ongoing ethics troubles. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    The Senate Finance Committee began holding hearings Tuesday on whether Social Security needs an overhaul, while President Bush continued making his case for changes at an event in Texas and demonstrators took to Capitol Hill to protest the idea of allowing personal accounts. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2005  

    The Senate Finance Committee began holding hearings Tuesday on whether Social Security needs an overhaul, while President Bush continued making his case for changes at an event in Texas. Two leading senators from the Finance Committee discuss the continuing debate over fixing Social Security. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2005  

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Sunday abruptly terminated a military exchange program with the United States and ordered five U.S. officers returned home. This actions comes as uneasy relations between both countries persist over oil and Venezuela’s relationship with Cuba. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2005  

    On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., delivered a taped speech to a nationwide broadcast in which Christian conservatives, during other segments, attacked Democratic senators for blocking judicial nominees described in the program as “people of faith.” Continue reading

  • April 25, 2005  

    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist spoke to a conservative Christian coalition in Kentucky in an effort to get an up or down vote on President Bush’s judicial nominees. Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., discuss the Republicans’ plan to cut off the Democratic filibuster and a potential Senate shutdown. Continue reading