Politics

  • October 20, 2003   BY  

    Israeli warplanes and helicopters attacked targets in the Gaza Strip in separate strikes on Monday, reportedly killing 11 Palestinians, including two members of the militant group Hamas. The raids reportedly wounded some 90 others. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2003  

    As the U.S.-backed “road map” to peace in the Middle East hits ever more roadblocks, two Israeli and Palestinian former officials have proposed a new plan, called “The People’s Voice.” It has already gained 120,000 signatures for its two-state solution, respecting the boundaries before the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2003  

    As the U.S.-backed “road map” to peace in the Middle East hits ever more roadblocks, two Israeli and Palestinian former officials have proposed a new plan, called “The People’s Voice.” It has already gained 120,000 signatures for its two-state solution, respecting the boundaries before the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2003  

    The first competition between the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination will go uncontested by two top contenders. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) and retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark both decided to forgo the January Iowa caucus and instead focus their campaigns on New Hampshire and South Carolina. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2003   BY  

    Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada reportedly resigned late Friday, after weeks of riots and protests that left at least 70 Bolivians dead. Violent demonstrations erupted over Sanchez de Lozada’s plan to export natural gas from Bolivia. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2003   BY  

    The Senate narrowly approved a measure that calls on Iraq to repay half of the $20.3 billion the Bush administration has requested for its reconstruction, despite lobbying from the White House to approve the money without the repayment condition. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2003  

    The Food and Drug Administration approved the German medication memantine today to help ease the severe symptoms of an estimated 1 million Americans who suffer from the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Ray Suarez discusses the possible impact of the drug with Dr. Paul Aisen. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2003  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and conservative columnist William Safire of The New York Times discuss the appropriations bill for Iraqi reconstruction, and the United Nations’ unanimous approval of the U.S.-backed postwar resolution. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2003  

    The Senate provided a setback for the administration’s Iraq reconstruction plan when it approved an amendment that would require the Iraqi government to repay $10 billion of the $20 billion reconstruction grant. The House cleared a bill, which would give the entire $20 billion to Iraq as a grant. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2003  

    An FDA advisory council voted 9-6 to put silicone breast implants back on the market after being banned for 11 years. Medical experts assess the impact of the decision on women. Continue reading