The Iraqi parliament finalized a permanent government Thursday after filling three contentious cabinet posts of the defense, interior and national security ministries, renewing hope that Iraq's nascent democracy can overcome sectarian differences.
Islamic militias that recently took control of the Somali capital Mogadishu after nearly a decade of warlord rule are drawing widespread support among Somali citizens for their efforts to stabilize the troubled nation.
The Senate has been debating the possible repeal of the tax on high-value estates that are to be handed down to heirs. If Congress does not act, the threshold for qualifying for the tax will rise to $3.5 million for…
Fourteen countries helped the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency build a network of secret flights and detention centers to fight the war on terrorism, according to a Council of Europe investigator's report released Wednesday.
Voters went to the polls in eight states Tuesday, casting ballots in primaries for senators, and governors, and members of the House. Experts discuss what this means for November elections and the Bush administration.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Harvard researchers announced Tuesday that they have begun efforts to clone human embryos to create stem cells by using private funding to get around federal funding restrictions.
President Bush said Monday he was proud to back the supporters of a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage. Political analysts consider the Republican drive to adopt the amendment and the possible role it may play in mid-term elections.
By PBS NewsHour
Islamic militias took control of the Somali capital of Mogadishu Monday from warlords who have controlled the city since the 1991 ouster of former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it would consider a pair of cases which takes race into account when assigning students to high schools.
NewsHour analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the continuing fallout over allegations of civilian murders by U.S. troops in Iraq, Henry Paulson's appointment and the week's political news.
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