- Making News: Bush and German Chancellor Merkel Meet at the White House
Angela Merkel visited the White House today for the first time as Chancellor of Germany. Both she and President Bush want to repair the relationship that went sour with former Chancellor Gerhard Schr--der's opposition to the war in Iraq. But Merkel and Bush made no secret of their disagreement over the detention facility at Guant--namo Bay. Would the President shut it down? Richard Wolffe is Senior White House Correspondent for Newsweek magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Medicare Drug Program Criticized by Governors, Members of Congress
Yesterday, California ordered emergency action to cover drug costs for a million elderly people shortchanged by the new Medicare prescription drug program. Illinois and seven other states have done the same thing. President Bush lauded the program as the biggest expansion in Medicare history, but in the past few weeks it's come in for heavy criticism from both Democrats and Republicans all over the country. James Firman is President of the National Council on the Aging, which is helping to sign up seniors.
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