In bids for more influence in next year's presidential elections, big states and little states are moving their primaries forward. New Hampshire's may be held in December of this year. The nominations could be decided exactly a week from today. Would that put an end to what's left of real political discourse? Would it finally reduce all presidential politics to TV commercials? Plus, President Bush presents his budget for 2008 and, on Reporter's Notebook, murders, assaults, imprisonments and legal harassment of journalists all over the world.
Front-Loading the Primaries
From this Episode:
Annual Report Documents 55 Journalists Killed in 2006
The war in Iraq and the rise of the Internet made the last year a bad one for journalists worldwide.
President Bush Presents His 2008 Budget
President Bush's latest budget is a staggering $2.9 trillion, with one fifth--$624 billion--for the military.