- Making News: National Poll Response to State of the Union
Last night-s State of the Union address was aimed at American voters, who are increasingly skeptical about the President-s economic agenda and the prospect of war with Iraq. The early polls show Mr. Bush getting mixed results. Carroll Doherty, editorial director at the Pew Research Center, interprets this overnight -snapshot,- which he cautions is not a reliable long-term indicator of public opinion.
- Reporters Notebook: From Dove to Hawk, Has Colin Powell Changed His Tune?
Secretary of State Colin Powell, the retired general who chaired the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, has been criticized by hawks outside and inside the administration for his apparent reluctance to renew armed conflict against Iraq. Now, it appears that it is Powell-s job to make the case for another war. Robin Wright, chief diplomatic correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, has more on the apparent transformation of the -reluctant diplomat.-
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