Politics

  • November 6, 2003  

    New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has become perhaps the most vigorous enforcer of the rules against corporate wrongdoings in America. Paul Solman speaks with Spitzer about his efforts to combat Wall Street’s abuses and his recent testimony at the congressional mutual fund fraud hearings in Washington. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2003  

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) speaks with Jim Lehrer about recent statements he made criticizing American foreign policy in Iraq and Russia. The onetime Vietnam POW draws comparisons between the reduction of U.S. troop levels in Iraq and the United States’ defeat and retreat from Vietnam three decades ago. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2003  

    The most recent survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press suggests that Americans are evenly divided but increasingly polarized over political issues. Ray Suarez speaks with Andrew Kohut, Pew Center director. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2003  

    A recent survey by the Pew Research Center suggests that Americans are evenly divided but increasingly polarized over political issues, including Iraq. Margaret Warner and experts discuss what the survey results mean for the presidential campaigns and the 2004 election. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2003   BY  

    Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga declared a state of emergency Wednesday, a day after firing three top ministers, suspending Parliament for two weeks and deploying troops in the capital to prevent separatist attacks. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2003   BY  

    Republicans emerged victorious in two key Southern governor’s races during Tuesday’s elections, which decided a smattering of state and local contests and a number of ballots and referendums. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2003  

    Democratic presidential front-runner Howard Dean told supporters, “I regret the pain that I may have caused either to African Americans or Southern white voters.” Dean was defending a previous statement he had made that the Democratic Party must court white Southerners who display the Confederate flag on their pickup trucks. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2003  

    Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean drew criticism from fellow Democratic presidential candidates when he said the party should reach out to southern men who display the Confederate flag. He later apologized to those who may have been offended by his comments. Two political writers analyze the implications of the incident. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2003  

    President Bush signed legislation Wednesday banning the dilation and extraction procedure commonly called partial birth abortion. Gwen Ifill discusses the medical implications of the law with two physicians. Continue reading

  • November 4, 2003  

    After weeks of rumors that the upcoming CBS miniseries presents an unflattering portrait of former President Reagan and his wife Nancy, the network announced that it will not air the broadcast. Instead, the miniseries will be shown Nov. 30 on Showtime, a cable network owned by CBS’s parent company, Viacom. Continue reading