- Making News: More Indications of Corruption at Halliburton
The Wall Street Journal reports the Halliburton Company has told the Pentagon that two employees took kickbacks worth $6 million. The money was a reward from a Kuwaiti firm for lucrative work supplying US troops in Iraq. The money was a reward from a Kuwaiti firm for lucrative work supplying US troops in Iraq. Neil King, Jr., who wrote today's story, expects the revelation to produce intense scrutiny and heated debate on Capitol Hill.
- Reporter's Notebook: Just How Golden are the Globes?
This weekend-s Golden Globes could mean big money for movie stars and producers. The awards are the subject of a new documentary, subtitled" Hollywood-s Dirty Little Secret." Newsday movie critic John Anderson, who says people watch the awards to see -lots of famous people act like chimps,- turns his acerbic wit on the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that hands them out.
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The Internet gets credit for bringing Howard Dean out of nowhere in this year-s presidential campaign. What FDR did for radio and JFK for TV, Dean had done for cyberspace. But then came Dean's third-place finish in Iowa and his over-the-top concession speech, which was played and re-played on national TV. Skeptics say John Kerry-s victory proves a technology-driven, post-broadcast era just hasn-t arrived yet. Nevertheless, Kerry and other leading candidates have web sites, blogs, fundraising links and meet-ups to connect cyberspace to the real world. Is the Internet revolutionizing American politics? Did coverage of Dean-s post-election diatribe prove that television still rules? We talk with Dean-s web-master and with skeptics about what works and what doesn-t when it comes to getting the votes.