- Making News: Eric Rudolph Sentenced to Life Term for Clinic Bombing
In Birmingham, Alabama today, a defiant Eric Rudolph was sentenced to two life terms without parole for bombing an abortion clinic in 1998. He pled guilty to setting off a remote-controlled bomb that killed policeman Robert Sanderson and maimed nurse Emily Lyons. Blake Morrison, who wrote about Rudolph's letters from jail to his mother for USA Today, says Rudolph also awaits sentencing for bombing Olympic Park during the 1996 Olympics.
- Reporter's Notebook: Activist Groups Alarmed at Volume of FBI Files on Them
Civil rights and antiwar protest groups say the Bush Administration is trying to stifle dissenters with political surveillance of legal activities, claiming the evidence is contained in thousands of pages of documents compiled by the FBI's Counterterrorism Division. Eric Lichtblau of the New York Times says the American Civil Liberties Union and Greenpeace accuse the FBI of blurring the distinction between terrorism and legitimate political protest.
FROM THIS EPISODE
President Bush repeated today that anyone who commits a crime will be fired by his administration. Matt Cooper now says it was White House aide Karl Rove who first told him a former ambassador's wife worked for the CIA. Was that a crime? The Time Magazine's reporter says he doesn't know. What about the credibility of the Bush White House and national security? We talk to former State Department and CIA officials, the woman who wrote the law banning the outing of undercover spies and the reporter who was first to ask if that law had been broken.