- Making News: Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge Resigns
Tom Ridge is the latest member of President Bush-s cabinet to tender his resignation. The former governor of Pennsylvania served as the first US Secretary of Homeland Security. Bobby Block, who reports on homeland security for the Wall Street Journal, considers the reasons behind Ridge's departure and who might replace him.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Politicos, Pollsters, Diplomats Fuel Kiev Turmoil
With thousands still demonstrating in the streets of Kiev and Ukraine's Supreme Court still hearing complaints about last week-s disputed voting, outgoing President Leonid Kuchma has proposed new elections to decide his successor. If the campaign looks similar to what happened recently in Serbia, Georgia and Belarus, that-s no accident. The Guardian's Ian Traynor reports on a home-grown uprising that a boost from American-style political marketing.
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