- Making News: Pentagon Report Says Bush Not Bound by Torture Laws
In the wake of reports from Abu Ghraib and Guant-namo Bay, American authorities have insisted they have a responsibility to treat prisoners humanely. Yet, today-s Wall Street Journal reports that Bush administration lawyers concluded last year that the President was not bound by laws prohibiting torture. Jess Bravin, who wrote the story, says a Constitutional duty to defend the US exempt the President from the tenets of international treaties.
- Reporter's Notebook: Ronald Reagan-s California Connection
Ronald Reagan-s remains have been taken to the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, where they will lie in state until the final trip to Washington later this week. The former screen actor's political career began in January, 1967, when he was sworn in as Governor of California at a midnight ceremony in Sacramento. Bill Boyarsky, retired city editor of the Los Angeles Times, and John Micklethwait, US editor for the Economist, recall Reagan's political origins in California and his role in re-shaping the nation.
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