- Making News: Congress Responds to the Response to Katrina
President Bush wants to lead an investigation into what went wrong in response to Hurricane Katrina, but the US Senate isn't losing any time. Republican Susan Collins of Maine says she'll head a bipartisan effort to answer disturbing questions. Democrat Joseph Lieberman called this "a moment of national crisis-in America's self-confidence, but agreed the inquiry should be bipartisan. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has more.
- Reporter-s Notebook: The Supreme Court and Political Timing
As the body of the late William Rehnquist lies in state at the US Supreme Court before his funeral tomorrow, President Bush moved quickly to designate Judge John Roberts as the Chief Justice's successor. Already chosen to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Roberts was to begin Senate confirmation hearings today. John Hardwood of the Wall Street Journal reports on the scenario for replacing the leader of America's third branch of government.
President Bush on Katrina recovery, investigation
Senators Collins, Lieberman launch oversight investigation into Katrina response
Washington Post article on President, Congress pledging investigations into Katrina relief efforts
Army Corps of Engineers on Katrina response
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Katrina
Judy Muller-s (NPR) commentary on hurricane bringing plight of poor into focus
Times Picayune-s open letter to President Bush on response to Katrina
Waxman-s letter on federal response to levees, Katrina
President Bush nominates John Roberts to Be Supreme Court Chief Justice