Politics

  • November 3, 2003  

    Can police arrest everyone riding in a car if they discover drugs concealed there? The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about the constitutional limits of suspicion. It is the first of three cases before the Supreme Court this week that concern crime, punishment and the Fourth Amendment. Continue reading

  • November 3, 2003  

    On Capitol Hill, senators criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission for its failure to detect abuses in the $7 trillion industry earlier. Kwame Holman reports on the hearing on the Hill. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2003   BY  

    Abdullah Ahmad Badawi became Malaysia’s first new prime minister in 22 years Friday, succeeding Mahathir Mohamad, one of Asia’s longest serving and most controversial leaders. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2003  

    Political analysts Mark Shields and William Safire discuss the week’s events, including the optimistic news about the U.S. economy and President Bush’s postwar policy in Iraq. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2003  

    The Senate is poised to pass a bill which would approve more extensive logging on more than 20 million acres of federal forests. The House of Representatives is considering legislation that would devote a record $2.9 billion for firefighting and proactive programs to reduce fire risks. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2003  

    Democratic presidential candidate and retired four-star Gen. Wesley Clark discusses key issues in the upcoming race for the White House, including the impact of tax cuts on the economy and strategies for postwar reconstruction in Iraq. Continue reading

  • October 29, 2003  

    Betty Ann Bowser reports on the desperate situation in Ethiopia, and efforts to mitigate the effects of famine. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2003  

    The arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s top entrepreneur and a government critic, has rocked the country’s financial markets and fueled criticism of President Putin for being anti-democratic. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2003  

    President Bush called an impromptu press conference to react to the surge in attacks against Iraqis cooperating with the coalition occupation authority in Baghdad. Bush insisted that the U.S. must not be deterred from its reconstruction mission. Senate leaders provided their own interpretations of the president’s progress. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2003  

    Following Bush administration criticism that the media is only covering bomb attacks and other violence in Iraq, correspondent Simon Marks visits hospitals, schools, markets and even a race track in Baghdad to find out how life has changed since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Continue reading