Analyzing the national political landscape From the Mark Foley scandal to gas prices, social issues to the war in Iraq, what forces are shaping this year's elections and how will they affect the balance of power in Washington?11:06 a.m.
Steven Smith: Director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.
North Korea proclaims nuclear test North Korea claims to have completed an underground test of a nuclear weapon. President Bush condemned the action, while stressing that the U.S. government had not yet confirmed its authenticity. "Such a claim itself constitutes a threat to international peace and security," Bush said Monday.12:06 p.m.
Roy Grow: Professor of international relations at Carleton College in Northfield.