- Making News: Iran's President Writes Bush, as US Seeks UN Resolution
In Florida today, while speaking to senior citizens about the Medicare Drug program, President Bush was asked about Iran's nuclear program. Without dismissing alternatives he called diplomatic efforts to prevent the building of atomic weapons his first choice. At the UN, the US, Russia, Britain, China and Germany failed to reach agreement on strategy, and Secretary of State Rice says that President Ahmadinejad's letter does not address the issue. Carla Anne Robbins is chief diplomatic correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
- Reporter's Notebook: Mariana Islands' "Made in the USA" Sweatshops
Some 30,000 sweatshop workers unprotected by fair labor laws are producing garments labeled "Made in America." The hitch is they're employed in the Northern Mariana Islands, a US Territory in the Western Pacific Ocean. What do former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Senator Tom Delay have to do with it? Rebecca Clarren is a freelance journalist whose article on the Marianas appears in the Spring edition of Ms magazine.
President Ahmadi-Najad's letter to President Bush
Robbins' article on Ahmadinejad letter
Fortune magazine article on deflating housing market
NAR article on current housing market
Laperrier's (Weekly Standard) article on housing-bubble trouble
Congressman George Miller on sweatshops
Northern Mariana Islands Covenant Implementation Act (S 1052, Murkowski, 1999)