- Newsmaker: Planned Airline Passenger Screening and Privacy Concerns
Today's Washington Post reports that Federal aviation authorities and technology companies are about to test a new air travel security system, one that would raise passenger profiling to a new and astonishing level. Robert O'Harrow wrote the story.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Debut of Pricey Super Bowl Commercials
Football isn't the only reason the NFL championship is always the most watched television event of the year. This year's match between the St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots will also feature non-athletic attractions like Briteny Spears, the Coen brothers and anti-drug messages from the White House. Michael Jeary is President of Della Femina, Rothschild, Jeary and Partners.
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For the first time in its history, the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of the Congress, plans to sue the White House to get information. Is the White House protecting its right to confidential advice, or does it have something to hide? Both sides claim to be acting on principle. But when it comes to Enron's influence on energy policy, the political stakes are enormous. Are Democrats playing politics with Constitutional powers? We speak with Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, Nixon biographer Richard Reeves and former Presidential advisor Stephen Hess about the biggest confrontation of its kind since Watergate.