- Making News: Sources Say Gonzales to Succeed Attorney General Ashcroft
John Ashcroft resigned yesterday as Attorney General of the United States. Today, some -unnamed sources- are saying that he-ll be replaced by a White House counsel who might be as controversial as Ashcroft himself. Eric Lichtblau, who reports on the Justice Department for the New York Times, has more on Alberto Gonzales, who could become the first Latino Attorney General.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Arnold in Japan
Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger is so popular in Japan that a high official once let him into the country without a passport. A regular fixture in Japanese TV commercials, this week Schwarzenegger is visiting Japan as Governor of California, to promote trade and tourism. Anthropologist Louise Krasniewicz, co-author of Why Arnold Matters, talks looks at the man known affectionately as "Shuwa-chan."
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