- Newsmaker: House Vote on Bush Tax Cut - The first installment of President Bush's tax cut is expected to get narrow approval in the House today, but Senate Democrats, who have criticized the plan for threatening monies for needed social programs, are expected to demand a rewrite. Dave Rapp, of Congressional Quarterly, assesses the politics and policy of today's House action.
- Reporter's Notebook: Furor over Dale Earnhardt Autopsy Photos - The Orlando Sentinel has requested autopsy photos of Dale Earnhardt in the wake of his fatal racing accident, but Earnhardt's family are calling it a sick invasion of privacy. Tim Franklin says his paper only seeks to determine if the injuries were preventable. Tim Nickens, of the St. Petersburg Times, recalls a similar case.
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