January 28, 2008 President Bush delivers the final State of the Union speech of his two-term presidency Monday night. If similar speeches by Presidents Reagan and Clinton are any indication, Bush will highlight his accomplishments and set the agenda for his last year in office.
April 17, 2007 Journalist Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe just won a Pulitzer Prize for national-affairs reporting. In an April 2006 article, he detailed how often President Bush has used "signing statements" to assert the right to bypass provisions of new laws; Savage's article prompted Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) to call for hearings investigating the matter. Rebroadcast from May 9, 2006.
August 23, 2006 Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski suffered a huge defeat in the state's Republican primary on Tuesday, finishing third in the three-way race with just 18 percent of the vote. Does Murkowski's loss signal trouble ahead for GOP incumbents in November's midterm elections?
November 1, 2005 Writers Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon are the co-authors of The Next Attack: The Failure Of The War On Terror and a Strategy For Getting it Right. The book criticizes the Bush administration's responses to the terror attacks of Sept 11, 2001.
October 31, 2005 The nomination of Samuel Alito, a proven conservative with a track record of opposing abortion, will help President Bush regain some of the political capital he lost amid the failed Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers. But he will almost surely have to spend some of it pushing Alito's nomination through the Senate.