- Making News: Bush to Turn Up Heat over Blocked Judicial Nominees
President Bush wants to change the rules of the Senate to prevent Democrats from holding up his judicial nominees. His target is the filibuster, the Senate tradition of preventing action by non-stop talking. Gail Chaddock, who covers Congress for the Christian Science Monitor, says the change could have long-reaching implications as it would transform the nomination process for all future federal nominees.
- Reporter's Notebook: Hiker Who Amputated Own Arm Recounts His Tale of Survival
Just over a week ago, Aron Ralston was rescued from an ordeal few could have even survived. While hiking alone in a Colorado canyon, an 800-pound rock rolled onto his arm and trapped him. After four days, he cut off his arm, rappelled down a 60-foot cliff and hiked 6 miles. At a news conference yesterday, he looked remarkably fit and was even playful. The Denver Post's Nancy Lofholm has more on Ralston's feat of courage and endurance.
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