- Newsmaker: What Bush Didn't Say - Last night before a nationally televised speech to a joint session of Congress, President Bush announced his plan for a 1.6 trillion-dollar tax cut, and launched new discussions on education, energy and race. Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek, says Bush hopes to achieve his cut-and-spend feat by leaving high-profile social programs in tact.
- Reporter's Notebook: Puzzled Israelis Sign Up to Hear the Other Side - Despite ongoing violence, ignorance and stereotypes continue to embitter relations between Palestinians and Israelis. Israelis may see Palestinian construction workers, but rarely meet Palestinian professionals. Dr. Adel Manna is trying to change all that. The Jerusalem-based historian runs a seminar by Palestinians on Palestinian history for Israelis.
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