- Newsmaker: Andersen's Duncan Turns Witness for Prosecution
In a Houston courtroom yesterday, David Duncan pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and stated that Andersen shred documents pertaining to Enron "so they would be unavailable" to federal investigators. Kurt Eichenwald, senior writer for the New York Times, says that Duncan's testimony severely undermines Andersen's defense that they committed no crime.
- Reporter's Notebook: Musharraf Seeks Five More Years in Power
Yesterday in Lahore, Pakistan's President addressed a crowd bussed in to hear the first speech of his political career. After seizing power in a bloodless coup three years ago, General Pervez Musharraf has begun a campaign to extend his rule by referendum. Journalist-author Ahmed Rashid assesses the security of the Pakistani regime as well as that of the entire Central Asian region.
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