- Making News: President Again Rejects Calls for Withdrawal from Iraq
With all the pomp due the Commander in Chief, President Bush spoke today at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He spoke in front of a curtain with signs proclaiming, "Plan for Victory," and the White House issued a 38-page paper called, "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq." Peter Grier is Washington editor for the Christian Science Monitor.
- Reporter's Notebook: High Court Weighs Parental Notification for Abortion
At his recent confirmation hearings, the US Supreme Court's new Chief Justice John Roberts refused to say much about his views on abortion. Today, with Roberts in charge, the Court heard its first abortion rights case in five years. Forty-three states now have laws requiring parental notification for teen-age abortions. All have exceptions when the pregnant girl's life is in danger and most provide for medical emergencies. New Hampshire's does not allow for those non life-threatening situations, and that's one of the issues raised in arguments today, which legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick covered for Slate.com.
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