- Making News: Congress in Low Regard as Judicial Fight Continues
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll, out today, says Americans are dissatisfied about Congress' performance. The war in Iraq and infighting over UN Ambassador-designate John Bolton and federal judicial nominations are making the public skeptical about the efficacy of Congress to match their priorities. John Harwood, national political editor for the Wall Street Journal, says Democrats have not escaped the public's ire.
- Reporter's Notebook: The US Government and Lu-s Posada Carriles
Cuban Americans are turning their backs on Lu-s Posada Carriles, once considered a hero. After a youthful anti-communist anti-Castro stand, the Cuban exile became both a CIA operative and underground terrorist, but is now waiting extradition in a Miami jail. The US is searching for a country that might accept him and pledge not to extradite him to Cuba or Venezuela. Madeline Bar- Diaz of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel picks up the story.
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