- Making News: Senate Debates Secretary of State-Designate Condoleezza Rice
The US Senate is conducting nine hours of debate on the nomination of Condoleezza Rice to be the new Secretary of State. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts blamed her for misleading Americans about the need for war in Iraq. Jonathan Broder, Defense and Foreign Policy Editor for Congressional Quarterly, says that while Rice will doubtlessly be confirmed tomorrow, Democrats will use today's debate to voice frustration over Iraq.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Oscar Nominations In, Fahrenheit Out
The Oscar nominations are in, and The Aviator leads the pack with 11. Million Dollar Baby and Finding Neverland each got seven and Fahrenheit 9/11 was shut out. Time magazine's Richard Schickel, one of America-s most respected veterans of film criticism, offers his take on this year's nominees.
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