- Newsmaker: Bush Press Conference
Tomorrow, President Bush will be flying to fire-ravaged Oregon to announce new rules for logging in national forests. Today, he talked to Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld and others about the military. Reporter Jim Gerstenzang, who attended the press conference for Los Angeles Times, says that Bush talked about the military, national security and contingency plans, but not about Iraq.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Saudis Withdraw Billions of Dollars from US
Saudi Arabians, including the royal family, have US investments estimated at $ 400 to $ 600 billion. But their investments in American stocks, bonds, real estate and equities have been declining, especially since September 11. Is America no longer safe for Saudi money? James Dorsey, of the Wall Street Journal, considers recent Saudi-s asset diversification and the changing face of democracy in the Middle East.
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Trump’s war on the FBI Donald Trump claims rogue FBI agents are part of a Deep State he accuses of “spying” on his presidential campaign. A former agent tells Warren the “the FBI doesn’t spy… it catches spies.” Shades of Watergate? Richard Nixon’s former White House lawyer, John Dean, says, “no way.”
Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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