- Newsmaker: What If Cheney Resigns? - Vice President Cheney left the hospital today after tests reportedly showed no further heart damage from his latest incident. He's expected to resume a normal schedule this week after undergoing a procedure to clear a blocked artery. Tim Noah, of Slate.com, talks about the power vacuum a resignation would pose and names some possible "replacements."
- Reporter's Notebook: Weather Woes - The East Coast was supposed to be buried in several feet of snow that turned out to be only inches, but businesses face millions in lost productivity after declaring a "snow day." Jack Williams weather editor for USA Today.com, says forecasting is a complicated chaotic process, and accountability an even tougher call.
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