- Making News: White House Seeks to Downplay Global Warming
The New York Times reports that the White House has severely edited the global warming section of an Environmental Protection Agency draft report due out next week. The report was intended to provide the first comprehensive review of what is known and what still needs to be known about environmental problems. Reporter Andrew Revkin, who co-authored today-s story, has details on the EPA-s environmental report card.
- Reporter-s Notebook: FedEx Rushes Literary Phenom Harry Potter to the Masses
On Saturday, after three long years in the making, Federal Express will be rolling out 800 tons-worth of J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter book. Howard Claybo, head of nationwide distribution for FedEx, is the man who is organizing 130 planes and 20,000 couriers to deliver more than 650,000 copies of one book--all in one day. When those deliveries are done, he-ll be picking up his own copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
There's a very real possibility that Gray Davis could be voted out of office this fall, just a year after voters re-elected California-s Democratic Governor to a second term. The Republican-led effort looks likely to qualify for the ballot, which could also have the state-s voters electing a new governor at the same time. Whose interests are served by a recall, and how disruptive is the effort at a time when the state faces a $38 billion budget deficit? Will California voters send a shock wave across the nation-s political landscape, as they have so many times in the past? Guest host Sara Terry speaks with a state pollster, experts on California politics and advocates from both sides of the recall, including Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, who contributed nearly $650,000 of his own to the effort and has made it clear he wants to take Davis- place in Sacramento.