- Making News: Senator Frist Insists Judges Must Get Up-or-Down Vote
A poll by the Washington Post says Americans oppose Republican efforts to end the filibuster of judicial nominees by a ratio of 2-to-1. Democrats are trying to make a deal, but Republican Senate leader Bill Frist of Tennessee says he'll reject any compromise. Keith Perine, who reports for Congressional Quarterly, says President Bush is unwavering in his supports of Frist's stance on the issue.
- Reporter's Notebook: Political Scandal in San Diego as Mayor Dick Murphy Quits
San Diego, a tranquil fun-in-the-sun beach destination, is an unlikely place for political scandal, but yesterday, Mayor Dick Murphy who was just re-elected in November, suddenly quit his job, and the Deputy Mayor who's supposed to replace him is under indictment. Tony Perry, San Diego Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Times, says a Time magazine article calling Murphy one of America's three worst mayors may have been the "straw that broke the camel's back."
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