Politics

  • 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

  • December 4, 2003  

    The NewsHour begins a series of snapshots of the 2004 presidential candidates making their case to the voters with excerpts from a recent Howard Dean appearance in Ottumwa, Iowa. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2003  

    Former Israeli Justice Minister Yossi Beilin and former Palestinian Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo, the principal authors of the Geneva Accord, discuss their draft peace proposal and the diplomatic controversy it has sparked. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2003  

    A federal court in Virginia heard arguments about whether to grant Sept. 11 suspect Zacarias Moussaoui access to three al-Qaida detainees, who Moussaoui says could aid his defense, and the Defense Department announced it will allow “enemy combatant” Yaser Esam Hamdi, a U.S. citizen, to see his lawyer. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003   BY  

    The Israeli government on Tuesday criticized U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell for agreeing to meet this week with the authors of a non-binding peace alternative to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    The Supreme Court may refine the line between church and state with its ruling in a case over whether a state can withhold scholarship money from a student studying theology. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    The Supreme Court may refine the line between church and state with its ruling in a case over whether a state can withhold scholarship money from a student studying theology. Continue reading