- Making News: Bush Signs New $286 Billion Highway Bill into Law
Critics say the transportation bill passed by Congress last week is "bloated" with political pork, but the White House says it could have been much worse. President Bush signed it today in Aurora, Illinois, in the district of Speaker Dennis Hastert, who helped negotiate the transportation bill through the House, bringing home tens of millions of dollars worth of projects. Lynn Sweet is Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Reporters Notebook: Don't Google Me!
Despite its promise that "all the world's information...on all people" will be "universally accessible," there appear to be limits. The Internet search engine has refused to talk to CNet News for a year after the Internet agency reported the results of a Google search on Google-s CEO. In fact, Google declines to discuss the issues the incident raises about the Internet and personal privacy. Mark Glaser of USC-s Online Journalism Review explains how Google-s strengths came back to haunt it.
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