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Russia is emerging as a regional power with its energy boom. This economic boost has led to President Putin's government becoming even stronger and low chances for fair elections and freedom of speech in the ex-communist country.
Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the leadership elections in Congress including Speaker of the House-elect Nancy Pelosi's support for Rep. John Murtha for House majority leader as well as the possible landscape for the 2008 Presidential campaign.
Scholars discuss how history will view the events of the week, from the Democratic takeover of Congress to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation in response to the administration's handling of the Iraq war.
By PBS NewsHour
Two days after voters went to the polls and handed hair's breadth wins to their opponents, Republican Sens. George Allen of Virginia and Conrad Burns of Montana conceded defeat.
Although parties have eyed this year's midterm elections with increasing sobriety, comedians and entertainers have found plenty to laugh at through the scandals, Sen. John Kerry's "botched joke" and the smear ads. Jeffrey Brown reports on the lighter side of…
The Tennessee Senate race between Democrat Harold Ford Jr. and Republican Bob Corker has taken a nasty turn through negative ads and unplanned confrontations between the candidates. Two editors discuss the race.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The final weeks of the House race in Connecticut's 4th District have seen an increase in partisan vitriol but only a slight shift in polling numbers.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review Editor Rich Lowry discuss the role that negative campaign ads, violence in Iraq and the New Jersey gay marriage ruling will play in the Nov. 7 midterm elections.
With the midterm election approaching and control of Congress at stake, bitterly-fought campaigns have led to a number of controversial negative ads making the news. Analysts discuss the impact of charges of emotional pandering, financial chicanery and loose morals.
High-profile appearances and low-blow campaigning play prominently in Pennsylvania's 8th District where Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick is trying to defend his seat from political newcomer Patrick Murphy.
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