Politics

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Margaret Warner discusses the American presidency in times of crisis with Phillip Zelikow, author of a book examining how John F. Kennedy dealt with the Cuban missile crisis.

Margaret Warner discusses the American state of mind during the war with historians Michael Beschloss, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Richard Norton Smith, Roger Wilkins and author/journalist Haynes Johnson.

President Bush signed an anti-terrorism bill that will vastly expand the powers of law enforcement officials. Ray Suarez explores the impact of the new legislation on civil rights with four legal experts.