- Making News: Bush Insists Miers is Best Possible Choice for Court
President Bush made a ringing endorsement of Harriet Miers for the US Supreme Court and warned about a pandemic of Avian Flu. Calling Miers' lack of judicial experience a plus, the President affirmed that she shares his judicial philosophy and won't change. Edwin Chen, who covers the White House for the Los Angeles Times, has more on today's conference.
- Reporter's Notebook: DOD Report Finds Iraq War Delayed Katrina Relief Effort A confidential Pentagon report says the war in Iraq hampered efforts to cope with Hurricane Katrina. Stephen Henthorne, deputy director of relief in Louisiana, is quoted in London's Independent newspaper as concluding "the US military has long planned for war on two fronts. This is as close as we have come to that reality since the Second World War; the results have been disastrous." The Independent's Kim Sengupta has more on the scathing indictment.
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