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Health Dec 23Excerpt: Obama on Public Option Compromises
In an excerpt of a PBS NewsHour interview with Jim Lehrer, President Barack Obama reflects on compromises made in the push for health care reform.
Health Dec 23Excerpt: Obama on Reconciling House, Senate Health Bills
In an excerpt of President Obama’s PBS NewsHour interview with Jim Lehrer, the president talks about the White House’s role in reconciling the House and Senate versions of health reform legislation. Watch the full interview on Wednesday’s NewsHour.
Health Dec 23Excerpt: President Obama ‘Very Satisfied’ on Health Bill
In an excerpt of President Obama’s PBS NewsHour interview with Jim Lehrer Wednesday, the president says of the Senate’s health care reform bill that while he is “never completely satisfied” he is “very satisfied,” with the measure at hand.
World Nov 23Honduran Elections Come at Critical Point in Political Standoff
Presidential elections this Sunday give Hondurans a chance to vote on their next leader, but may do little to clear up the political crisis that has gripped the small Central American country for five months.
World Oct 30Honduras’ Rivals Resolve Leadership Dispute
Representatives of deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and his rival, interim President Roberto Micheletti, signed an agreement late Thursday that could lead toward reinstating Zelaya four months after he was forcibly removed by the military.
World Oct 20Reporter’s Notebook: Opponents View Zelaya as Polarizing Figure
Marcelo Ballve of New America Media has been reporting in Honduras on efforts to resolve political turmoil over the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya. In this dispatch, he explores the roots of the opposition to Zelaya's governance.
World Oct 15Reporter’s Notebook: World Cup News Turns Political in Honduras
The news that Honduras qualified for next year's World Cup brought a welcome respite from the country's recent political unrest -- but just briefly.
World Oct 13Zelaya Forecasts Dim Prospects for Honduras Negotiations
Manuel Zelaya, who Hondurans elected president in 2005, has now been out of office for more than 100 days. Marcelo Ballve of New America Media spoke with him Monday night in the Brazilian Embassy there, where the deposed leader has…
World Oct 12Reporter’s Notebook: Negotiators to Renew Talks in Honduras
Honduras' political crisis deepened this week as negotiators for ousted President Manuel Zelaya and interim President Roberto Micheletti prepared to resume talks Tuesday, and candidates revved up for elections without a political solution in sight.
World Oct 10Reporter’s Notebook: Protesters in Honduras Criticize U.S. Response to Crisis
In late June, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in the middle of the night by an opposition angered by his efforts to extend presidential terms. Marcelo Ballve of New America Media reports from Honduras on tensions within the country.