- Making News: President Bush Seeks $7.1 Billion for Flu Pandemic Protection
President Bush today called for $7.1 billion to prepare for a bird flu pandemic he said could kill the young and healthy as well as the old, frail and sick. Maryn McKenna, who covers the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is author of Beating Back the Devil, about the federal government's disease control efforts.
- Reporter's Notebook: President's Tax Panel Proposals Could Affect Homeowners
After a year of public meetings, the President's Advisory Panel on Tax Reform has provided him a menu of options. But the panel itself says that, while tax reform is a noble goal, it will require political will against a myriad of interest groups. Is this the domestic initiative the Bush White House needs after weeks of setbacks? Jeffrey Birnbaum, author of Showdown at Gucci Gulch, reports on finances for the Washington Post.
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