- Making News: Secretary Ridge Warns of 'Credible' al Qaeda Plot
Tom Ridge briefed all 50 Senators and then talked to reporters today about -credible- intelligence that terrorists plan an attack designed to disrupt the November election. The Secretary of Homeland Security, who did not raise the terror level, denied that the timing of today-s announcement was itself political. But the absence of any new information leaves Los Angeles Times' reporter Josh Meyer unconvinced.
- Reporter's Notebook: Ken Lay, George Bush and Texas Cronyism
In Houston today, former Enron CEO Ken Lay surrendered to federal officials and was led away in handcuffs. Later, he pleaded innocent to criminal charges of securities and wire fraud, and misleading investors, which could land him 175 years in prison and millions in fines. But in addition to being involved in one of America-s most spectacular business collapses, Lay has also been a Bush family insider. Robert Bryce, author of Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America-s Super-State, expounds.
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