- Making News: The Iowa Polls
With less than a week until the Iowa caucuses, Howard Dean-s much ballyhooed lead appears to be fading, but he did get a new supporter today when former Senator Carole Moseley Braun dropped out of the race and endorsed him. Flynn McRoberts, who's on the road in Iowa for the Chicago Tribune, has more on impact of Moseley Braun's endorsement, the results of the latest polls, and the tightening 2004 presidential race.
- Reporter's Notebook: President Bush-s Space Plan
The first President Bush proposed a base on the Moon with an expedition to Mars by 2019, but the project was dropped in the face of cost estimates of $400 billion. Now, George W. Bush wants $11 billion from NASA-s existing programs to begin another such project. Howard McCurdy, author of Faster, Better, Cheaper: Low-Cost Innovation in the US Space Program, says some NASA programs will have to be scrapped.
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