FROM Jim Gerstenzang
The Economy, Pres. Bush and the Presidential Campaign At a rose-garden news conference today, President Bush blamed Congress for blocking his proposals to deal with the high price of gasoline. He reassured Americans that he feels their economic pain.
Bush-Blair News Conference Follows Iraq Study Group Report The day after the Baker-Hamilton Report , President Bush met at the White House with his principle ally in the war in Iraq, British Prime Minister Tony Blair. At a news conference , President Bush was asked by a British reporter if, in the face of the findings of the Iraq Study Group, he was in denial about the situation in Iraq. President responded by extensively defending the importance of the Iraq war.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.