Politics

  • November 12, 2003   BY  

    Palestinian lawmakers approved a new government Wednesday after a two-month stalemate that hindered progress for peace talks. Continue reading

  • November 12, 2003  

    A new case asks the Supreme Court to consider whether younger workers can use anti-discrimination laws to sue employers that favor older employees with retirement savings benefits. Ray Suarez discusses this case of alleged reverse discrimination with Chicago Tribune Supreme Court correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg. Continue reading

  • November 12, 2003  

    Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean won endorsements from two of the nation’s largest labor unions, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Service Employees International Union. Margaret Warner examines the significance of the unions’ support for Dean’s campaign. Continue reading

  • November 12, 2003  

    Senate Republicans Wednesday scheduled a 30-hour marathon debate session to blast Senate Democrats for blocking four of President Bush’s judicial nominees for the federal bench. Continue reading

  • November 12, 2003  

    Senate Republicans Wednesday scheduled a 30-hour marathon debate session to blast Senate Democrats for blocking four of President Bush’s judicial nominees for the federal bench. Gwen Ifill discusses the ongoing battle over judicial nominees and the GOP’s standoff strategy with former senators. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2003  

    The FCC made home phone numbers more mobile yesterday, when it issued a new mandate that local telephone companies must now allow customers to transfer their home phone numbers to a cell phone in the same calling area. Terence Smith gets perspective on this decision from Rudy Baca of Precursor, an investment research firm. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2003  

    Jury selection for the trial of accused Washington-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo entered its second day, while the tandem trial of his alleged accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, has been underway for three weeks. Gwen Ifill gets an update on the two trials from Washington Post investigative reporter Sari Horwitz. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2003  

    In a speech Tuesday, President Bush discussed his strategy in transferring additional authority to the Iraqi Governing Council by training more Iraqi soldiers to provide security in that country. Jim Lehrer discusses the pros and cons of so-called “Iraqification” with two security and defense experts. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2003  

    A runoff election in the Louisiana gubernatorial race pit Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, a sixth-generation Cajun woman, against Republican Bobby Jindal, a political novice of Indian heritage. Betty Ann Bower reports on the history-making race. Continue reading

  • November 10, 2003   BY  

    The Supreme Court said Monday it would hear appeals by Afghan war detainees challenging their imprisonment at a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Continue reading