As Vice President Dick Cheney made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Wednesday, Iraq's national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie met with lawmakers in Washington to push for continued U.S. presence in Iraq. Rubaie talks about his efforts.
As the standoff between Democrats and President Bush continues over funding for the Iraq war, front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination approach the war from different angles. Two journalists discuss the politics of the war.
Six ministers tied to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr left the Iraqi Cabinet Monday, protesting Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's refusal to set a timetable for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. Two regional experts discuss the resignations and the impact on Iraqi politics.
President Bush continued to press the Democratic-led Congress to fund the war in Iraq without setting a timetable for troop withdrawal. NewsHour historians compare the current situation with past clashes over war powers.
The Senate passed an Iraq war funding bill with a timetable for troop withdrawal this week, while former Sen. Fred Thompson considers a presidential run. Analysts Mark Shields and Rich Lowry discuss these developments.
The Senate showed slim support for nonbinding wording setting a target date of next March to remove troops from Iraq. A Republican attempt to scuttle the measure failed Tuesday in a 50-48 vote, mostly along party lines. The NewsHour presents…
A bill mandating Iraq troop withdrawal failed in the Senate, former CIA agent Valerie Plame testified about the leaking of her name, and some called for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation over the firing of federal prosecutors. Analysts mull these…
The Senate voted 50-48 against a Democratic measure to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq by March 2008, but overwhelmingly passed another resolution pledging support for the troops. Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., give their views on…
Military officials told a Senate committee Thursday that Iraq could descend into civil war. Sens. John Warner, R-Va., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., review U.S. policy in the Middle East.
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