The Dow Jones continued to climb past 13,000 Thursday, despite rising gas prices and a struggling U.S. housing market. Two economic analysts detail the recent fluctuations in the American economy.
A group of students at Swarthmore discuss the election-year issues that matter to them, the need for bipartisan dialogue and the role of young people in all of this.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
As if the battle for the U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania was not rough enough, now, it appears, the animals have hit the campaign trail, and are wading into protest politics.
By PBS NewsHour
The possibility of raising the cap on payroll taxes may help to close the Social Security gap, but the option could pose other problems. Business correspondent Paul Solman examines both sides of this proposed solution.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry join Jim Lehrer to discuss the House ethics battle, President Bush's plan for Social Security and the GOP proposal to ban filibusters for judicial nominees.
Rethinking Retirement Benefit Calculation Could Aid Social Security…
Political columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks debate the U.S. shift in Iran nuclear policy, the debate over Social Security reform, and the nomination of former Assistant Secretary of State John Bolton as U.N. ambassador.
NewsHour analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss President Bush's plan to overhaul the Social Security system and a proposal by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan to introduce a national sales tax.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry discuss the appointment of John Negroponte as the new director of national intelligence, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's comments about Social Security and the brewing fight over judicial nominees.
By PBS NewsHour
President Bush urged Congress to revamp Social Security during his State of the Union address Wednesday night, saying the program would go bankrupt if changes were not made.
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