'No Child' Debate Resurfaces on Campaign Trail - July 06, 2007 04:12 PM
Democratic presidential candidates speaking to the nation's largest teachers’ union call for an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act, bringing renewed attention to the law as Congress's reauthorization deadline approaches.
Bush Commutes Libby's Prison Sentence - July 05, 2007 05:44 PM
President Bush stops short of pardoning Cheney's former chief of staff, deciding to leave in place a $250,000 fine and his federal convictions; in the subsequent furor both Democrats and Republicans accuse their opponents of hypocrisy.
CIA Releases Top Secret Files From the 1960s and 1970s - June 28, 2007 01:02 PM
The now-public documents catalog many of the CIA's actions throughout the 1960s and 1970s, confirming long-assumed activities including a failed assassination plot, domestic wiretapping operations, mind-altering drug experiments, and early intelligence gaffes.
Arrest Warrants Issued for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Darfur - June 18, 2007 10:32 AM
An International Court has issued arrest warrants for a Sudanese government official and a Janjaweed military leader for alleged war crimes committed in Darfur, Sudan. These are the first arrest warrants that have been issued on an international level for an alleged genocide in Darfur.
Libby Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison - June 05, 2007 10:47 AM
A harsher punishment than expected for the vice president’s former chief of staff: two and a half years and a $250,000 fine.
President Bush Signs Bipartisan Troop Funding Bill - May 25, 2007 01:46 PM
The troop withdrawal timetable sought by many Democrats falls by the wayside; Republicans fail to block the $8 billion earmarked for domestic spending initiatives.
Wolfowitz Quits World Bank - May 21, 2007 01:46 PM
Former deputy of defense and architect of the Iraq War Paul Wolfowitz tenders his resignation as bank head; his presidency, problematic from the start, grew increasingly troubled amid the controversy over his girlfriend's pay increase.
Kremlin Moves to Disbar Human Rights Lawyer - May 16, 2007 03:38 PM
Distinguished Russian human rights advocate Karinna Moskalenko, whose clients include Garry Kasparov and the family of murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya, may lose her right to practice.
Blair to Stand Down June 27 - May 10, 2007 01:51 PM
Tony Blair announces his coming resignation in a speech to Labour Party activists, heralding the end of 10 years as British Prime Minister.
Civil Rights Killing of 1965 Reopened - May 09, 2007 03:28 PM
An Alabaman grand jury indicts a former state trooper for the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson, whose death led to Bloody Sunday and the Civil Rights Act.
Senate Restricts Entry of Cheap Foreign Medications - May 07, 2007 01:17 PM
Drugs made outside the United States must meet stringent safety standards––a stricture that, say critics, hobbles legislation that would have improved access to cheaper, foreign pharmaceuticals.
State Department Official Linked to Washington Madam Resigns - April 30, 2007 01:42 PM
The head of U.S. foreign aid programs steps down; more high-profile revelations are expected to follow as reputed “DC madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey releases client list to the press.
U.S. Generals Turn Green - April 16, 2007 02:09 PM
Climate change is a serious security risk, say retired generals, including an ex-army chief of staff and a former commander of U.S. Central Command.
Iran Frees British Captives - April 05, 2007 01:55 PM
Iranian President Ahmadinejad styles the release of the servicemen as a "gift"; Blair defends his country’s refusal to negotiate.
Pelosi in Syria: Peacemaker or Bungler? - April 04, 2007 04:19 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi carries a message from Israel to Syria, prompting critics to accuse her of undermining U.S. foreign policy.
Supreme Court Tells EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Gases - April 03, 2007 11:32 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions, potentially giving states the right to sue the agency if it fails to act.