Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks sort through the top political stories, including the debate over extending tax cuts, prospects for the lame-duck Congress, criticism of debt commission ideas and former President Bush's new book.
In an effort to boost the slow economic recovery, the Federal Reserve announced a bold move to buy $600 billion more in government bonds by the middle of next year. Jeffrey Brown talks to David Wessel of The Wall Street…
Politicians campaigning to get their message across the airwaves spent almost $3 billion this year. Ray Suarez looks at this election's top campaign ads with Evan Tracey of the Campaign Media Analysis Group.
Political leaders welcomed BP's report of success in the static kill operations on the Gulf oil well, while some Gulf residents remained apprehensive about a report saying that roughly three-quarters of the leaked oil was gone. Judy Woodruff speaks with…
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, made a swift apology to Obama administration officials for critical remarks that were published in a Rolling Stone article. Jim Lehrer gets three points of view on the fallout from the…
The agreement reached at the Copenhagen Climate Summit is our lead story tonight, followed by an interview with Barry Scheck of the "Innocence Project" about the release of a wrongly-convicted man after 35 years, a Paul Solman conversation about the…
As the number of U.S. troops and casualties rise in Afghanistan and the popularity for the war declines, lawmakers and military strategists are beginning to wonder whether America has the right strategy in the conflict.
After the Justice Department issued a report to investigate the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed a criminal prosecutor. NPR's justice correspondent Ari Shapiro explains.
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Global climate change could have an increasing effect on U.S. strategic interests and will likely pose "a serious threat to America's national security," a panel of retired generals and admirals said Monday.
Democratic senators announced plans Tuesday to push a resolution opposing President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., discuss Congress' reaction to the initiative.
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