Politics

  • December 30, 2003   BY  

    The Department of Agriculture announced new beef regulations including banning meat from cattle that are unable to walk from the human food supply – a rule that would have prevented the slaughter of the U.S. cow later diagnosed with mad cow disease. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2003   BY  

    The skies over New York, Washington and other cities will be off-limits to certain aircraft and patrolled by military planes on New Year’s Eve as part of an increased vigilance against terror attacks, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2003  

    Now that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has consented to opening his borders to U.N. weapons inspectors, the international community has begun to debate who should dismantle the country’s weapons of mass destruction. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2003  

    The International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday it does not require U.S. help in dismantling Libya’s nuclear weapons program. Experts discuss the United States’ credibility in doing the job and the IAEA’s capability. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2003  

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will ban the use of the popular diet drug ephedra. FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan discusses the agency’s decision. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2003   BY  

    Investigators have identified one of the two suicide bombers who tried to assassinate Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Thursday — the second attempt in 11 days. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2003  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the Democratic candidates, President Bush’s approval rating, the war in Iraq and the biggest political surprises of 2003. Continue reading

  • December 25, 2003  

    The political battle in states over redrawing congressional districts has reached the courts. Continue reading

  • December 25, 2003  

    An initial attempt to contact Europe’s first Mars lander failed. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET Los Angeles reports on efforts to explore the red planet. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2003   BY  

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked new Bush administration changes to the Clean Air Act after numerous states and cities argued the new rules would harm the environment and public health. Continue reading