- Making News: Iran Open to Nuclear Incentives Package
In Vienna, Austria today, Iran was presented incentives to stop its program of enriching uranium. The package was agreed to last week by the US, Britain, France, China and Russia. Alissa Rubin is Vienna Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Congress Took $50 Million in Junkets over 5 Years
Over five and a half years, Senators and Congress members of both parties accepted almost $50 million in private travel from special interests looking for legislative favors. A travel report assembled by the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity found that federal legislators and their aides were away from the Capitol for a combined total of 222 years, some on fact-finding missions and some for reasons the Center finds "less clear." Jeffrey Birnbaum reported the story for the Washington Post.
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