- Newsmaker: Pope Appoints 37 New Cardinals - On Sunday the Pope appointed 37 new cardinals, three of them Americans. Father Richard McBrien, of Notre Dame University, confesses that, as with everything else, there were politics involved. He adds that His Holiness included some surprises as well as some "shoe-ins."
- Reporter's Notebook: Clinton's Search for a Role Model - Bill Clinton said Saturday that he's leaving the presidency, but that he's not going away. Will he focus his energy on good works or on quarreling, with his successor? Los Angeles Times political writer Ron Brownstein gives us his take, now that Clinton's "back in the fray."
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