- Making News: Arafat Defiant to Israeli Cabinet-s Expulsion Vote
The Arab League says Israel has -declared war on the peace process,- the European Union warns of -serious consequences- for the Middle East, and Secretary of State Colin Powell wants any immediate action called off. But Israel still says it has decided, -in principle,- to -remove- Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Cameron Barr is following the developments from Jerusalem for the Christian Science Monitor.
- Reporter's Notebook: Democratic Presidential Candidate Richard Gephardt
Nine Democrats are debating around the US, vying for the Presidential nomination. One is veteran Congressman Dick Gephardt of Missouri. In January, the first, actual voting will take place in neighboring Iowa, which political pros say is crucial to Gephardt-s campaign. Yet, the latest polls show him trailing former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. Gephardt share his thoughts on the war in Iraq, healthcare and the Democratic nomination.
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