Setting aside differences over the Iraq war, U.S. President George W. Bush and French President Jacques Chirac said leaders today had a duty to honor the values the soldiers died for by defending the cause of freedom and democracy together. The funeral for former president Reagan is set for Friday — a day that’s being … Continued
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President Bush hears it on the streets and at the Vatican in Rome as tens of thousands of Italians demonstrate against the war and occupation of Iraq.. and the Pope calls for Iraqis to be given back their country In Baghdad a bomb attack on an army patrol kills five U.S. soldiers and wounds five … Continued
CIA Director George Tenet with a sudden resignation… .he says for personal reasons …..the Bush administration denies Tenet is being forced out because of intelligence failure on the war against Iraq and prior to the September 11th attacks. . . President Bush admits he’s consulted with a lawyer concerning the investigation into who in his … Continued
In the broadest such order to date, the U.S. Army says tens of thousands of soldiers will be barred from leaving the military when their term of duty is up in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Senate votes to give President Bush 25 billion dollars for the ongoing military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan — but … Continued
A federal judge in San Francisco blocks the Bush administration from enforcing the partial birth abortion ban act. . . .District Judge Phyliss Hamilton rules that the ban on the late term abortion procedure is unconstitutional The U.S. – selected Iraqi governing council dissolves itself after a picking a new interim government that is supposed … Continued
Mitch Jeserich hosts a special program featuring acclaimed BBC documentarian Adam Curtis' film "The Trap"
The U.S. military halts its offensive in Najaf against the militia of Shiite Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr after other Shiite leaders strike a deal with him… .it’s a way out for the occupation authorities who were worried the fighting would alienate Iraq’s Shiite majority but the U.S.demands for Al Sadr’s arrest and the disbanding of his … Continued
Attorney General John Ashcroft warns of a possible Al Qaeda attack on the United States ..some democrats question the timing of the warning– saying it may be politically motivated. Former Vice President Al Gore with a slashing critique of top Bush adminsitration officials whom he accuses of causing a catastrophe in Iraq …Gore says Defense … Continued
The California Supreme Court hears oral arguments over San Francisco’s sanctioning of 4,000 gay marriages… Farm workers journey to Sacramento to ask for protection from dangerous pesticide drift….dozens of California farm workers have been poisoned in two separate incidents this month… With Police looking on, San Francisco Supervisors vote 8-2 to commend District Attorney Kamala … Continued