- Making News: President Bush Proposes Increase in Military Death Benefit
More than 1500 American soldiers have died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many members of Congress say the current death benefits for their survivors are -paltry.- Today, the Pentagon asked for an increase. NBC military analyst William Arkin, who believes the increased benefit would not overly tax the military, calls the current benefit "criminal."
- Reporter's Notebook: Black Contract with America
African Americans have long been the most reliable Democratic voters, but yet another effort to change that is underway today. Republicans see a future in black churches, and one of the largest black churches in Los Angeles will see the unveiling of a new manifesto. We hear more from Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., who crossed party lines to vote for President Bush's Republican social conservatism, and reporter Tom Hamburger, who's covering the Black Contract with America for the Los Angeles Times.
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