Politics

  • March 30, 2004  

    President Bush agreed to allow national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify publicly before the 9/11 commission. Margaret Warner speaks with New York Times White House correspondent David Sanger about the bipartisan pressure which led the White House to reverse its decision. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2004  

    President Bush agreed Tuesday to allow national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify publicly before the 9/11 commission. Two members of the 9/11 commission discuss this about-face. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2004   BY  

    Nigeria’s ruling party swept to a predictable victory in weekend local elections amid claims of fraud and a wave of political violence that could endanger the country’s fragile five-year-old democracy. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2004  

    Abortion rights activists filed challenges Monday to a new federal law that bans late-term abortions. Judges will hear evidence in three separate trials about the law’s constitutionality. Two experts discuss the reasons for the challenges. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2004  

    A New York judge rejected a defense motion for mistrial today in the corporate corruption case of former Tyco executives Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz. Gwen Ifill discusses the case and continuing deliberations with New York Times business reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2004  

    Four editorial page editors offer their views on former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke’s allegations against the Bush administration. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2004   BY  

    A federal judge in Houston sentenced Jamie Olis, a former senior director of tax planning at Dynegy Inc., to 24 years in prison for his role in a $300 million fraudulent accounting scheme at the Houston-based natural gas and power company. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2004  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the political ramifications of the 9/11 commission hearings and former White House counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke’s charges against the Bush administration’s motives for invading Iraq. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2004  

    Recent campaign finance reforms have made it harder for political parties to spend soft money. Margaret Warner looks at the political committees called 527s, which have become popular conduits for campaign cash. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer speaks with Secretary of State Colin Powell about the 9/11 commission hearings and the recent allegations former White House counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke made against the Bush administration’s management of the war on terror. Continue reading