- Making News: Congressional Pressure for Iraq Withdrawal
North Carolina-s conservative Republican Walter Jones was a big supporter of invading Iraq, but today he appeared with liberal Democrat Dennis Kucinich and two other members of Congress to advocate a timetable for withdrawing American troops. Edward Epstein covered today-s news conference for the San Francisco Chronicle.
- Reporter's Notebook: House Committee Considers Drastic Cuts To Public Broadcasting
Republicans, including the Chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, have been complaining that the Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio are guilty of -liberal bias.- But the 25% cuts in funding approved by a House sub-committee could endanger Sesame Street and other children-s programs popular all over the country. Paul Farhi is covering the story for the Washington Post.
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