- Making News: Latest on Libby, Rove Connection to CIA Leak
While all of Washington is consumed by speculation, there's one place where talk about Karl Rove's possible indictment is forbidden--the Bush White House. Jim VandeHei, who reports for the Washington Post, says that despite outside appearances, it's been a tough year for the White House and its staffers, many of whom are demoralized and unhappy.
- Reporter's Notebook: Congress Bans Gun-Liability Suits
Dozens of lawsuits are likely to be thrown out of court when President Bush signs a bill sent to him yesterday by Congress. Shooting victims and families have sued gun makers and sellers, who will now be sheltered by federal law. While the National Rifle Association calls the legislation a "historic victory," Oakland City Attorney John Russo, one of 11 California municipalities whose suits would be dismissed, voices a distinctively different opinion.
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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