- Making News: Hamas Makes Deal with Fatah
Israel troops are massed on the borders of Gaza demanding release of a kidnapped soldier. Meantime, rival Hamas and Fatah factions have agreed on a plan that implicitly recognizes Israel's right to exist. Dan Ephron is following the story for Newsweek magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Security Leaks and Political Strategy
President Bush has joined Vice President Cheney, Treasury Secretary John Snow and Congressman Peter King in denouncing the New York Times and other papers for printing stories about supposedly secret anti-terrorist programs. Warrantless wiretaps by the National Security Agency set off a political furor just weeks ago, but few Democrats have criticized the Bush Administration for subpoenaing banking records to follow terrorist money. Wayne Slater is senior political writer for the Dallas Morning News.
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