- Newsmaker: Gephardt to Step Down as House Minority Leader
Missouri Democratic Congressman Dick Gephardt never became House Speaker. Now, after his party-s poor showing in yesterday-s midterm election, he-s stepping down as House minority leader. Chuck Todd, editor-in-chief for National Journal-s -Hotline,- assesses the reasons for Gephardt-s decision, his possible run for the presidency in 2004, and likely candidates to replace him in his leadership role.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Anti-Semitic TV Series to Run during Ramadan in Egypt
An Egyptian TV series airing throughout Ramadan is being compared to a literary fabrication that was used to persecute Jews in Russia and Nazi Germany. Knight without a Horse traces 60 years of Middle East history through the eyes of an Egyptian who fought British occupiers and Jewish Zionists. James Drummond, reporting from Cairo for Britain-s Financial Times, has more on the 41-part series and furor it-s aroused.
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