Iraq Split; Candidates on Economy; Primary Roundup

Iraqi forces are battling rebel elements from Shi’ite cleric Sadr’s army. Is Iran behind the mayhem? Will the US decide to align with Sadr in taming Iraq? Is McCain’s response to the mortgage crisis his Herbert Hoover moment? How does his economic plan stack up against Clinton’s and Obama’s? Howard Dean wants the nomination wrapped up by July; who should drop out? Will Gore step in?