- Making News: President Bush Visits the Gulf Coast Again
Two weeks after Katrina, President Bush made his third trip to the area today, his first on the ground. After a briefing on the USS Iwo Jima, he spoke to reporters, saying that it for the people of New Orleans and Louisiana to provide the "vision" for their communities and that the federal government would help rebuild. James Varney, staff writer for the New Orleans Times Picayune, is traveling with the President.
- Reporter's Notebook: Supreme Court Chief Justice Nominee John Roberts Faces the Senate
Starting out at the age of 50, Judge John Roberts could have a major impact on the US Supreme Court, if he's confirmed by the Senate. Today, the Judiciary Committee began hearings. Julian Zelizer, Professor of History at Boston University and author of On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and its Consequences, 1948-2000, offers a preview of the political process ahead.
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