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A new study by economists Mark Zandi and Alan Blinder showed the U.S. government's nearly $800 billion economic stimulus and the Wall Street bailout likely steered the American economy away from another depression. Jeffrey Brown moderates a debate between Zandi…
Jim Lehrer speaks with Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Republican Kit Bond of Missouri about national security concerns about WikiLeaks publishing sensitive information about the Afghan war and potentially helping enemies.
In the wake of the WikiLeaks whistle-blower website releasing thousands of documents detailing Afghan war operations, Jeffrey Brown discusses the military significance with Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation, and documentary filmmaker Philip Smucker, who have both written…
Despite campaign promises to change the tone of politics in Washington, President Barack Obama finds Congress and the nation still split over a range of critical issues. Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the roots of the division.
As the Senate opens debate on confirming Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Democrats are focusing on winning GOP support, and Republicans are concentrating on not upsetting Hispanic voters. Kwame Holman reports.
It's one of the great landmarks of history: the Parthenon in Athens, constructed in the 5th century BC. It stands as the symbol of the cultural and political heights reached by the classical world.
As Congress works to draft health care reform legislation, the Hotline's Amy Walter and NPR's Julie Rovner assess President Obama's latest remarks on a public insurance option, concerns over the cost of an overhaul and how the public is viewing…
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad challenged President Obama to a debate if he is re-elected as Iran's president next month, and in Pakistan, the Taliban has called for refugees to return to the Swat Valley. At Arlington Cemetery, President Obama paid…
Christine Todd Whitman, James Woolsey, John Podesta and Karen Harbert recently debated energy policy and focused on the pros and cons of nuclear energy at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
Academics and analysts discussed whether affirmative action policies should continue to be based on race and ethnicity or changed to reflect a person's class and wealth. Ray Suarez moderated the debate at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the…
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