- Making News: UN, Saddam Hussein Gained from Oil-for-Food Program
Paul Volcker has weighed in with his first official verdict on alleged corruption in the United Nations' program designed to let Saddam Hussein sell oil to buy food and medicine. The former head of the Federal Reserve says the $64,000,000,000 program was "tainted" with "conflict of interest," but that abuse was not widespread. Maggie Farley, UN correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, has more on the Commission's conclusions.
- Reporter's Notebook: Which Values Does President Bush Represent?
Last night, President Bush did not say "abortion" or "same-sex marriage," but he did make reference to what he called "a culture of life," "activist judges," and a constitutional amendment to "protect the institution of marriage." Was that what conservative evangelists wanted to hear? We ask Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land, named "God-s Lobbyist" in a Time magazine cover story, and former Democratic Congressman Bob Edgar, now a Methodist minister and head of the National Council of Churches.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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