- Making News: The White House Responds to O-Neill-s Book
Last night on the CBS program 60 Minutes, former Treasury Secretary Paul O-Neill said that planning for the war in Iraq began long before September 11. He also compared the President-s behavior in cabinet meetings as that of -a blind man in a room full of deaf people." Dana Milbank of the Washington Post says the White House, while limiting its formal response, is privately trying to cast doubt on both O'Neill and Ron Suskind, author of The Price of Loyalty.
- Reporter's Notebook: A Primary without Representation
Five of the 9 Democratic presidential candidates have dropped out of tomorrow-s first-in-the-nation primary, because it-s only a beauty contest. The National Democratic Party demanded no delegates actually be chosen so that Iowa and New Hampshire would get all the attention. For the District of Columbia, that-s par for the course. Author-historian Gore Vidal, whose latest book is Inventing a Nation, considers the disenfranchisement of nation's capital and its primary without representation.
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