- Making News: Bush Budget to Increase Defense Spending, Deficit
President Bush today proposed his budget for 2004. Worth $2.2 trillion, it includes a record deficit Bush blames -on a recession and a war we did not choose,- but no extra money for a war on Iraq. William Schneider, senior political analyst for CNN, says the President-s priorities focus on fighting terrorism, homeland security and economic recovery.
- Reporter's Notebook: Vaclav Havel-s Legacy
Prague Castle, home of the President of the Czech Republic, towers over the Prague. For the past two months, the ancient structure has been topped by a pulsating neon heart, copied from the signature of Vaclav Havel. Since leading the -Velvet Revolution- in 1989, the President has guided his country to democracy, membership in the EU and even NATO. Paul Wilson, who has translated several of Havel-s works, looks at Havel-s legacy.
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