- Newsmaker: Documents Show Enron Involvement in Energy Crisis
Since last year's rolling blackouts, California has spent billions of dollars to ensure an adequate energy supply. Now, documents have surfaced that may support Governor Gray Davis' claim that Enron and other energy companies manipulated the market to drive up their profits. Kathryn Kranhold of The Wall Street Journal reports on the memos and charges of fraud, and their potential impact on the upcoming gubernatorial election.
- Reporter's Notebook: Citizen McCain
Long time New Yorker correspondent Elizabeth Drew enjoyed months of unusually free access to the working days of Arizona's Republican Senator John McCain in preparation for her latest book. Citizen McCain traces the evolution of the maverick politician who learned to be mainstream.
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