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The televised devastation of New Orleans' 9th Ward focused attention on America's urban poverty. President Bush called it the legacy of discrimination and promised "bold action" to provide whatever is needed, as long as it can be paid for. Some Republicans say that means cutting back Medicaid, Food Stamps and other programs that constitute the "War on Poverty" enacted by Democrats. Have entitlement programs failed to accomplish their missions? Are tax cuts for the wealthy doing the job? How long will those images of the 9th Ward keep poverty on America-s agenda? We hear from journalists, pollsters and economists. Are tax cuts for the wealthy doing the job? How long will those images of the 9th Ward keep poverty on America-s agenda? We hear from journalists, pollsters and economists.
  • Making News: Senator Frist Subpoenaed by SEC over Stock Sale
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has been subpoenaed to turn over personal records and documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission. That-s according to today's Washington Post, which reports that it has to do with the Tennessee Republican-s sale of hospital stock just days before the price went down. Carrie Johnson is financial reporter for the Washington Post.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Nation's Research Reactors Lack Sufficient Security
    Tonight, ABC-s Prime Time Live is reporting what teams of journalism students discovered at research reactors around the country over the past few months. The story comes decades after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ordered elimination of weapons-grade fuel and stepped up security on university campuses. Brian Ross is the investigative reporter for ABC News who put it all together.

Senator Bill Frist

Johnson's article on SEC-s subpoena to Senator Frist

Pew Center on economic outlook, gas prices

DeParle's article post-Katrina poverty debate

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Prime Time Live's 'Danger on Campus'

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