- Making News: Rumsfeld Says There Will Be No Iraq Withdrawal Timetable
During a Senate Committee hearing today, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld angrily defended the conduct of the war in Iraq. Massachusetts Democrat Edward Kennedy said the war has become a -quagmire with no end in sight.- Dana Milbank, who reports on Congress for the Washington Post, says that even many Republican feel it's time for a timeline.
- Reporter's Notebook: Supreme Court Backs Seizure of Property for Private Development
Homeowners in New London, Connecticut will have to make room for an office complex after today's ruling by the Supreme Court. The Fifth Amendment says governments can take private property by eminent domain if the land is for public use. Traditionally that's meant roads, schools or redevelopment of blighted areas. Today's decision gives allows cities to bulldoze homes for hotels and shopping malls in order to generate tax revenue. We hear more from David Barron of Harvard Law School and environmental attorney Joel Burcat.
Washington Post article on Rumsfeld's rejection of Iraq-withdrawal timetable
Micklethwait's WSJ article, 'Cheer Up, Conservatives'