- 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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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
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