A controversial $700 billion Wall Street rescue bill backed by Congressional leaders and the Bush administration failed to pass in the House of Representatives Monday. Kwame Holman reports on the dramatic day on Capitol Hill.
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that Russian troops would pull out of Georgian territory after European Union monitors deploy to the separatist provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia next month.
In preparation for the Olympics, China has mobilized thousands of police and military and enacted unusual security masures to protect Beijing during the Games. Analysts examine how Beijing has sought to hone its image and tighten its security.
Analysts David Brooks and Ruth Marcus take up the U.S. economy's shaky health and Sen. Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East and Europe, which has drawn vast media coverage and was described by Sen. John McCain's camp as a…
Amid the subprime mortgage crisis and subsequent economic downturn, Republican and Democratic legislators alike have called for the government to do more to aid struggling homeowners. However, the amount and kind of such aid is the subject of fierce debate.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson resigned Monday amid allegations he granted favors to friends involving HUD contracts. A Washington Post reporter discusses the move.
In the wake of the subprime mortgage crash and the bailout of a prominent U.S. investment firm, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Monday outlined an administration proposal for increasing the regulation of financial institutions and markets. A Treasury official and…
In the aftermath of the death of political opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan faces new turmoil and the United States faces tough choices in its policies toward the South Asian nation. Policy experts examine the ramifications of Bhutto's death on…
Lee Hochberg reports on the battle between biologists and loggers over the northern Spotted Owl. The animal has been on the Endangered Species List for the past 17 years, but is not recovering as expected.
Former President Jimmy Carter was in the news again this week with his new book, "Beyond the White House," and a recent trip to the Darfur region of Sudan. He discusses his impressions of Darfur and themes in his new…
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