Politics

  • February 17, 2004  

    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., hopes that the Wisconsin primary will solidify his spot as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, while the other candidates fight to retain their relevancy. Jim Lehrer discusses the primary and its possible implications with New York Times chief political correspondent Adam Nagourney. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2004  

    Amid continuing violence in Iraq, several members of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council have said they do not support an American initiative to hold regional caucuses to choose an interim government. An expert panel considers what the latest developments say about Iraq’s politics and security. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2004  

    Correspondent Ted Robbins of KUAT-Tucson gets perspectives on President Bush ‘s proposed immigration reform plans from some of those whom it will affect the most — the Latin-American immigrant population in the American Southwest. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2004   BY  

    Roadside bombs killed two U.S. soldiers in separate attacks Monday in Baghdad and a city northeast of the capital, while the Iraqi Governing Council met to discuss prospects for a handover of power from U.S. administrators to Iraqis. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2004   BY  

    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry won the hearts of Democratic voters in Washington, D.C. and Nevada on Saturday, where solid victories in elections further solidified his status as the front-runner and likely nominee in the Democratic presidential race. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2004  

    Up to 50 people have been killed in Haiti over the past ten days in clashes between anti-government forces and those loyal to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Ray Suarez speaks with two regional experts about the roots of the conflict, Aristide’s presidency and the U.S. role in ensuring democracy in Haiti. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2004  

    The Democratic contenders for their party’s presidential nomination met at a debate in Wisconsin Sunday night prior to the state’s primary on Tuesday. Jim Lehrer discusses the latest campaign news with Katherine Skiba of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004   BY  

    A spokesman for the U.N. envoy sent to Iraq to determine if early elections are possible said Friday that a vote could not be held before the June 30 transfer to Iraqi sovereignty. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004   BY  

    Former candidate Gen. Wesley Clark endorsed Sen. John Kerry’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, calling the Massachusetts lawmaker "the kind of leader Americans need." Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004   BY  

    Former Chechen President Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, suspected of having terrorist ties and wanted by Moscow, died Friday after an explosion ripped apart his car in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar, police said. Continue reading