- Making News: President Bush Signs Medicare Bill
President Bush this morning made good on a campaign pledge by signing the Medicare Act of 2003. It's legislation the Democrats hope will come back to bite him in next year-s re-election campaign. Mary Agnes Carey, healthcare reporter for Congressional Quarterly, assesses the details and costs of the law that supporters praise as a major assist to seniors and critics predict will be a costly burden to the government.
- Reporter's Notebook: Liberian Soldiers Disarm, Taylor Sought by Interpol
Yesterday in Liberia, more than 1000 soldiers of ousted President Charles Taylor turned in their weapons. They-re the first of 40,000 troops who, in exchange for Kalashnikovs, grenades and mortars, are being offered $300, counseling and vocational training. If the program works, it-ll be good news for Mark Kroeker, commissioner of the international police of the United Nations Mission in Liberia.
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