Politics

  • 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

  • October 27, 2003  

    The nine Democrats in contention for their party’s 2004 presidential nomination met at a debate in Detroit last night sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and Fox News Channel. Gwen Ifill, who moderated the debate, reviews the highlights. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2003   BY  

    Liberia’s main rebel group has asked the government’s transition leader to step down, or risk threatening a peace agreement intended to end more than a dozen years of civil war. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2003  

    Political analysts Mark Shields and William Safire discuss the week’s news, including controversy over a memo written by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, criticism over religious statements made by a top U.S. military official and the debate over prescription drug reform. Continue reading

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    The U.S. Senate Wednesday night passed an anti-spam bill by a 97-0 vote, though industry experts offer a more cautious assessment of the measure. Continue reading

  • October 23, 2003   BY  

    Iran provided key documentation of its nuclear program to the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency Thursday but apparently could not fully clarify the origins of traces of weapons-grade uranium found in the country. Continue reading

  • October 23, 2003  

    After missing a self-imposed Oct. 17 deadline, congressional conferees continue to work toward a compromise Medicare bill that would provide a prescription drug benefit. Susan Dentzer talks to Terence Smith about the status the negotiations. Continue reading

  • October 23, 2003  

    President Bush finished his week-long trip to the Far East with a visit to the United States’ closest ally south of the equator, Australia. Experts assess the impact of the trip. Continue reading