- Newsmaker: Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror Campaign
Despite Saudi Arabia-s declaration that it is trying to stop the flow of money to Islamic terrorists through charitable organizations, Newsweek magazine reports that money from Princess Haifa may have reached people who helped the September 11 skyjackers. Reporter Michael Isikoff, who co-wrote that story, investigated the conduit that allegedly involves the royal family, government agents and al Qaeda terrorists.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Early Reviews Not Good for Presidential Hopeful Kerry
This week on Meet the Press, Senator John Kerry announced that he-s thinking about announcing his candidacy for President. The Massachusetts Democratic says that, -on almost every issue-there-s a better choice for the nation- than President Bush. After hearing Kerry-s preliminary announcement on the NBC roundtable, Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz concludes that in presidential politics, issues may count for less than personality.
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