Politics

Congressional Wrap-Up

August 7, 2001

A panel talks about the patients' bill of rights, energy policy, human cloning, and other top issues in Congress this session. They'll talk about how the House and Senate voted and how President Bush fared in negotiations with Capitol Hill.

NOW President Kim Gandy

August 6, 2001

Diane talks with Kim Gandy, who was just elected president of the National Organization for Women after serving as the group's vice president since 1991. Ms. Gandy will discuss her background in law and activism, and her hopes for NOW's...

U.S. - Asia Update

July 30, 2001

Secretary of State Colin Powell visited with leaders of the Asia-Pacific region last week, but his stop in China was clouded by the espionage convictions of U.S.-based researchers there. One of those scholars, released last week, joins...

Small Arms Trade

July 25, 2001

Earlier this month, the United Nations held a conference on the illicit global trade in small arms - weapons that are small and light enough to be carried and operated by a single person. Diane and her guests talk about the agenda and...

Paul Wellstone: "The Conscience of a Liberal" (Random House)

July 24, 2001

In the 1990 Senate election, political science professor and Minnesota Democrat Paul Wellstone was the only challenger to beat an incumbent. In a new book, he describes the roots of his political beliefs and his activism in the 1960s, and...

Florida's Overseas Ballots

July 20, 2001

Diane talks with two New York Times reporters who spent months studying the overseas ballots that were counted in Florida after Election Day 2000. David Barstow and Don Van Natta's findings were published in the New York Times on Sunday...

India and Pakistan

July 5, 2001

The leaders of India and Pakistan will meet in just over a week to talk about Kashmir, the fiercely disputed territory lying between the two countries. Pakistan's foreign minister visited Washington, D.C., in June. Meanwhile, Pakistan's...

Anthony DePalma: "Here" (Public Affairs)

June 20, 2001

Journalist Anthony DePalma has served as the New York Times' bureau chief in both Canada and Mexico. In his new book, he examines the rapid changes taking place in the relationships between the countries of North America.

Patients' Bill of Rights

June 20, 2001

The Senate is set to debate two competing versions of the patients' bill of rights. A panel explains the differences between the two and what they mean for doctors, health insurance companies, HMOs, American businesses, and consumers.

Bush-Putin Meeting

June 18, 2001

A panel talks about the agenda and outcome of President Bush's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. Likely topics include missile defense and the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty, economic issues, the nature of the...

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