While Washington anticipates a status report on Iraq from Gen. David Petraeus, a series of previous reports revealed problems with the Iraqi police and government progress on benchmarks. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's news.
Virginia Republican Sen. John Warner called on President Bush Thursday to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq in time for Christmas. Warner explains his comments and outlook on Iraq.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who has cosponsored legislation requiring President Bush to implement the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, is the next in a series of conversations about Iraq.
A series of conversations about what may happen in Iraq after U.S. troops leave continues with Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., who has been pushing for the partitioning Iraq into more clearly organized ethnic areas.
A bill that would have forced President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq within 120 days fell short of the 60 votes needed to proceed. Democrats lost in their effort despite an all-night debate.
Columnists David Brooks and E.J. Dionne review the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson, and reports that showed little progress on Iraq benchmarks and al-Qaida gaining strength.
As Congress moves forward on requiring a troop withdrawal from Iraq, the Iraqi ambassador to Washington explains his government's wish for more time to reach its benchmarks, and two analysts discuss the debate.
The Senate is debating key amendments on Iraq policy this week, focusing on troop withdrawal. The NewsHour reports on the highlights of the debate and how the chamber might proceed.
A recent USA-Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans strongly favor a timeline for withdrawing troops from Iraq. Regional op-ed columnists discuss this slide in support for the current policy.
The Senate is considering amendments that would set a deadline for withdrawing troops from Iraq. The NewsHour reports on the debate.
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