- Making News: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Debate in New York
All ten candidates for next year-s Democratic presidential nomination debated for 2 hours yesterday in New York, and the economy was a hot topic. Given the claim that President Bush-s tax cuts favor the rich, the candidates were asked to define what it means to be rich in America. Jim VandeHei covered yesterday's debate for the Washington Post.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Troops Grab Power and Govern in Iraq
Despite all the talk about returning authority to the Iraqi people, the US military will be in charge for the foreseeable future. It has divided the country into geographical sectors, with each one controlled by an American commander who has broad discretion over how to manage Iraqi affairs. Emily Harris, who has been in Iraq for the past month for National Public Radio, says discretionary power and style vary from sector to sector.
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