Politics

  • August 26, 2003   BY  

    The federal government is heading toward a record $480 billion deficit in 2004, according to a report released Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2003   BY  

    The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that courts can prohibit the online publication of DVD-copying codes, finding that the protection of corporate trade secrets outranked free speech rights in the case. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2003  

    With the release of a report Tuesday detailing the findings of an independent board’s investigation into the Feb. 1 breakup of the space shuttle Columbia, experts discuss reaction to the report and what its recommendations may mean for NASA’s future. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2003  

    An independent board announced that flawed practices at NASA and falling foam debris contributed to the space shuttle Columbia disaster last February. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2003  

    In a speech Tuesday, President Bush defended the mission in Iraq as a critical component in the global war on terrorism. Two U.S. Senators who have traveled to Iraq offer perspective on the postwar situation and U.S. foreign policy. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2003   BY  

    California’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante has overtaken Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in a poll testing voters’ opinions about the Oct. 7 recall election that will decide the fate of embattled Gov. Gray Davis. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2003  

    Convicted pedophile priest John Geoghan died last weekend after a fellow inmate attacked him in prison. Ray Suarez discusses the murder with Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney for many of Geoghan’s alleged victims, and Stephen Pope, the chairman of the Theology Department at Boston College. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2003  

    Upgrading the U.S. electric transmission grid to prevent future blackouts could cost $100 billion, according to an industry report released Monday. Experts discuss these proposed improvements to the grid system and the investigation into the cause of the August 14 blackout. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2003  

    The University of California has managed the Los Alamos National Laboratory since it was founded during World War II. In 2005, the contract to manage the lab will be open to competitive bidding for the first time. Spencer Michels looks at the recent allegations of mismanagement and security lapses at the lab. Continue reading

  • August 22, 2003   BY  

    Nearly a week of ethnic warfare in the southern Nigerian oil city of Warri has left an estimated 100 people dead and more than 1,000 others injured, the Nigerian Red Cross told news agencies Friday. Continue reading