- Making News: Gonzales Confirmation Hearing
Alberto Gonzales faced a Senate committee today as the President's choice to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft. Democrats have bitterly criticized of the White House Counsel's role in setting policy on terrorist suspects. Though Gonzales testified that he did no approve of torture, he declined to comment on alleged criminal aspects of the handling of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. Elaine Shanon, who covers criminal justice matters for Time magazine, has more.
- Reporter's Notebook: Democrats Force House Debate on Ohio Voting Problems
Congress was scheduled to certify President Bush's re-election today by formally accepting the vote of the Electoral College, but Ohio-s election results were challenged by enough members of both houses to delay the process. Although John Kerry spoke of "very troubling questions" about the Ohio vote, he declined to support the challenge. Jonathan Riskind is covering the story from Washington the Columbus Dispatch.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
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