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  • February 24, 2004   BY  

    President Bush announced that he is in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to ban marriages between same-sex couples. He said he would like to see an amendment "defining and protecting marriage as a union of a man and woman, as husband and wife." Continue reading

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    President Bush turned his attention to the 2004 presidential race Monday, presenting key points of his campaign message and criticizing Democratic front-runner, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2004  

    The Pentagon announced today that it is going to try two prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay in military tribunals. Ray Suarez discusses the decision with Eugene Fidell, the founder of the National Institute of Military Justice. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2004  

    President Bush announced Tuesday that he is in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as a union of a man and woman, essentially banning same-sex marriages. Gwen Ifill discusses the issue with two constitutional scholars. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2004  

    Margaret Warner gets two perspectives on the 2004 presidential campaign from Republican pollster Linda Divall and Elaine Kamarck, a former adviser to President Clinton and the 2000 Gore presidential campaign. Continue reading

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    Conservatives reclaimed control of Iran’s parliament Monday after controversial elections last week that were boycotted by reformists who called the vote a "historical fiasco." Continue reading

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    Fifty U.S. Marines left for Haiti on Monday to protect the American Embassy and diplomats as armed rebels overran the country’s second-largest city, Cap-Haitien, and threatened to attack the capital, Port-au-Prince. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2004   BY  

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader joined the 2004 presidential race Sunday, announcing he will run as an independent candidate. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2004  

    The Department of Homeland Security was created last March with the merger of 22 federal agencies and 180,000 employees. Margaret Warner asks Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge for a progress report as the first anniversary of the department approaches. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2004  

    Haitian rebels gained control of nearly all the northern territory of the Caribbean country, after invading the city of Cap-Haitien yesterday. Ray Suarez speaks with National Public Radio correspondent Martin Kaste in Port-au-Prince about the threatened invasion of the capital city. Continue reading