Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson mull Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's surprise resignation announcement and the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling that Democrat Al Franken defeated Republican Norm Coleman for a U.S. Senate seat.
In the last of a series of reports from Russia, Margaret Warner talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the future of U.S.-Russian relations, last year's Georgian war, and negotiating a nuclear arms treaty.
In other news, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced her resignation effective later this month, and officials in Pakistan reported that 17 people were killed in a U.S. drone aircraft attack targeting members of the Taliban.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced she's resigning later this month, instead of seeking re-election next year.
Legal analysts Linda Greenhouse and Thomas Goldstein examine the impact of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the 2008 term, including a narrow ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act.
In Honduras, the controversy grows over the question: was the presidential ouster a classic coup, or simply an attempt to uphold the Constitution? Experts debate over the issues.
By PBS NewsHour
Georgian and Russian officials reportedly engaged in constructive -- though at times strained -- talks this week and agreed to meet again in mid-September in the next of a series of discussions aimed at avoiding a repeat of August's five-day…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Thousands of U.S. Marines marked the start of a new offensive in Afghanistan Thursday, pouring from into Taliban-controlled villages in southern Afghanistan to clear insurgents from the area ahead of the nation's Aug. 20 presidential election.
Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya took to the streets of Tegucigalpa, as the new president began appointing Cabinet members and boosted efforts to maintain order.
Several states are struggling to find solutions for deep budget gaps as a new fiscal year begins. Jeffrey Brown examines the budget picture across the country.
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