What will happen if Congress allows key portions of the Patriot Act to expire? Judy Woodruff gets views from James Bamford, author of “The Shadow Factory,” and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey on what’s at stake, and whether the USA…
Interest in the character and legacy of President Richard Nixon has endured 40 years since his resignation. Judy Woodruff joins Beverly Gage of Yale University, Timothy Naftali of New York University, Patrick Buchanan, author of "The Greatest Comeback" and Luke…
By Larisa Epatko
William Binney and Russell Tice were working for the National Security Agency as analysts when they learned about its wiretapping program -- the controversial post-9/11 program in which the NSA collected phone and Internet activity without getting warrants first for…
Tensions between the presumptive presidential nominees escalated over Sen. Barack Obama's refusal of public funds and Sen. John McCain's call to lift a ban on offshore drilling. Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the political news of the week.
By PBS NewsHour
After a prolonged partisan standoff, the House easily approved a bill Friday to overhaul wiretapping powers in the war on terrorism -- a measure President Bush had urged action on as an essential security tool.
With the Democratic primary race in the rear-view mirror, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are trading the opening shots of their general election campaigns. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks assess the political road…
Various New York lawmakers and newspapers called for Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation Tuesday, after he was linked to a prostitution ring Monday via a federal wiretap. Reporters discuss Spitzer's political career and the fallout from the scandal.
The resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came suddenly with a brief statement on Monday morning. Two attorneys from the Bush and Clinton administrations discuss the legal and political ramifications of his departure.
By PBS NewsHour
Following intense criticism over the firings of nine U.S. attorneys and his handling of a secret domestic wiretapping program, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation Monday.
President Bush signed a law granting the National Security Agency broader authority in monitoring communications among foreigners and Americans. A civil liberties advocate and a former National Security Council lawyer assess the new law.
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