The Republican Committee decided to delay convention events on Monday due to Hurricane Gustav -- a first in party convention history. Historians discuss the decision and its political significance in the context of past conventions.
A bipartisan study group proposed a new war powers legislation that would force the president to consult lawmakers before launching a long-term combat. James Baker and Warren Christopher defend changing the original 1973 act.
In the second of a two-part conversation, Jim Lehrer talks with former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan about the impact of the Federal Reserve and his recently published book, "The Age of Turbulence."…
The White House invoked executive privilege Thursday when it refused to release documents relating to the firing of nine federal prosecutors. The NewsHour talks with two former government officials, Doug Kmiec and Bruce Fein, about the controversy.
Historian Robert Dallek, author of "Partners in Power: Nixon and Kissinger," discusses his work and comparisons between the Iraq and Vietnam wars.
President Bush continued to press the Democratic-led Congress to fund the war in Iraq without setting a timetable for troop withdrawal. NewsHour historians compare the current situation with past clashes over war powers.
Pulitzer prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., who died at 89, authored texts on American democracy and the presidency. The NewsHour reports on his life and his influence.
Former President Ford's body arrived in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday following a state funeral held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Political analysts reflect on the life of the former president.
In a week that includes the passing of former President Ford, political analysts Mark Shields and Richard Lowry discuss Mr. Ford's contributions to U.S. history and the evolution of political life in the country.
In his brief presidency, Gerald Ford, who died Tuesday at age 93, struggled to heal the nation after the Watergate scandal forced his predecessor Richard Nixon from office. Four historians and scholars reflect on Mr. Ford, his presidency and his…
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