October 27, 2006 NPR's senior correspondent Juan Williams joins the show from Memphis, Tenn., where he is reporting on the state's senate race. The Democratic nominee, Rep. Harold Ford Jr., is in a fierce battle with GOP candidate Bob Corker to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
September 22, 2006 The 2006 midterm congressional races are heating up. And with control of Congress hanging in the balance, a handful of incumbent Senators are struggling to hold on to their seats. NPR senior correspondent Juan Williams talks with Madeleine Brand and Mike Pesca about some especially noteworthy Senate contests.
August 4, 2006 Two U.S. military commanders told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the situation in Iraq is grim and may turn into a civil war. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was also on the hot seat, criticized for what some senators say is his mismanagement of the war effort.