- Newsmaker: FEMA Asks "Why no levees?" in Mississippi River Towns - The Mississippi River, still above flood stage, continues to threaten Iowa cities. Though the governor has asked for federal disaster relief, the Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests that the area take prophylactic measures rather than relying on taxpayer bailouts. Davenport Mayor Phil Yerington updates us on the situation in his Iowa city.
- Reporter's Notebook: President Bush's First 100 Days in Office - Everybody's been talking about George W. Bush's first 100 days in office. Now he's upping the ante by making the rounds of network talk shows to make pronouncements and answer questions about his first 100 days. Tom Edsall, of The Washington Post, shares some observations of his own about the president's performance.
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Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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