- Making News: Palestinians Vote
In the first Palestinian parliamentary elections in a decade, early exit polls show that Hamas may be getting 30% of the vote to 40% for Fatah. That could lead to a coalition that's not acceptable to Israel or the United States. Greg Myre, who reports from Jerusalem for the New York Times, assesses the success of today's democratic election and weighs American and Israeli reaction.
- Reporter's Notebook: Is the Bush White House Stalling a Katrina Probe?
The Hartford Courant has reported that 48 hours before Katrina struck New Orleans the White House received predictions that proved to be all too accurate. The White House has admitted displeasure at the government's subsequent failures but won't release internal documents or witnesses. The Courant's David Lightman updates charges of Bush White House stonewalling Congressional investigations into FEMA's lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina.
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