- Newsmaker: Strategy Shifts on Accused Terrorist Osama bin Laden - A revised US government approach is playing down the importance of accused terrorist Osama bin Laden. David Cloud, of The Wall Street Journal, says the new political strategy will allow Arab countries more flexibility in aiding Western efforts to uncover and stifle terrorist cells.
- Reporter's Notebook: Campaign Finance Reform Fuels Fundraising Frenzy - Campaign finance reform is making headlines, but it's also sparking a fundraising feeding frenzy. Juliet Eilperin, of The Washington Post, says politicians are beefing up their campaign war chests in anticipation of soft-money legislation that will alter the future landscape of the political process.
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Tensions remain high since Sunday's mid-air collision of an American spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea. Although the crash triggered a diplomatic uproar with each side blaming the other, essential economic and security issues have both sides working to keep the incident from turning into a full-blown crisis. We put the current conflict in context and evaluate the future of Sino-US relations with journalists, a former US ambassador to China, specialists in military and security affairs, and a former political counselor from the Chinese Embassy in Washington. (Sara Terry guest hosts.)