- Making News: House Rules Committee Protects DeLay
Today, House Republicans are expected to change a rule they adopted back in 1993, when the Democrats still controlled Congress. In order to protect Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, they now plan to amend the rule which says no Republican can be part of the leadership team if he or she is under indictment. Lou Dubose, former editor of the Texas Observer, has written a scathing story about Tom DeLay for Mother Jones magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Kmart and Sears Merge to Form Third Largest Retailer Kmart came out of bankruptcy just last year, but today it announced it's acquiring Sears in an $11billion deal that will produce America's biggest retailer after Wal-Mart and Target. The name will be Sears Holdings Corporation, but the new board will be dominated by Kmart's directors. David Greising, business correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, considers what the merger could mean for shareholders and shoppers.
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