- Making News: Jury Selection Begins in Enron Trial
In Houston today, jury selection began in the trial of Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron executives accused of fraud, insider trading and lying about Enron's corporate strength. Rebecca Smith, co-author of 24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies that Destroyed Faith in Corporate America, has more on the biggest trial in one of America's biggest financial scandals in decades.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Government Underestimated Hamas
Mahmoud Abbas says he will not step down as President of the Palestinian Authority, despite his Fatah Party's stunning defeat by Hamas in last week's election. Today, President Bush reiterated that the US will not deal with a party that includes an armed wing and whose charter calls for eliminating another country. We hear more about the unintended consequences of the Bush Administration's policy of spreading Democracy in the Middle East from Cliff May of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and Graham Fuller, formerly of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA.
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