- Making News: Saddam and Cohorts on Hunger Strike?
Saddam Hussein made international headlines today by announcing in court that he and his co-defendants have been on a hunger strike for three days. Borzou Daragahi, reporting from Baghdad for the Los Angeles Times, has more on the former Iraqi leader's "media stunt" as well as the election of interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari to head Iraq's new government.
- Reporters Notebook: Cheney Shooting, Day Three
Forty-eight hours after Vice President Cheney accidentally shot his hunting companion, Harry Whittington is recovering in a Texas hospital. Although he's had a mild heart attack, due to a shotgun pellet that's migrated near his heart, doctors are optimistic. The Vice President's office still has nothing to say. John Nichols is author of Dick: the Man Who is President and a contributor to the liberal Nation magazine.
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