- Making News: UN, Saddam Hussein Gained from Oil-for-Food Program
Paul Volcker has weighed in with his first official verdict on alleged corruption in the United Nations' program designed to let Saddam Hussein sell oil to buy food and medicine. The former head of the Federal Reserve says the $64,000,000,000 program was "tainted" with "conflict of interest," but that abuse was not widespread. Maggie Farley, UN correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, has more on the Commission's conclusions.
- Reporter's Notebook: Which Values Does President Bush Represent?
Last night, President Bush did not say "abortion" or "same-sex marriage," but he did make reference to what he called "a culture of life," "activist judges," and a constitutional amendment to "protect the institution of marriage." Was that what conservative evangelists wanted to hear? We ask Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land, named "God-s Lobbyist" in a Time magazine cover story, and former Democratic Congressman Bob Edgar, now a Methodist minister and head of the National Council of Churches.
Independent Inquiry Committee into UN Oil for Food Program
UN's Iraq Oil for Food Program
Farley's article on Oil for Food Program
2005 State of the Union address
Social Security Administration
President's Social Security conversation in Fargo, North Dakota
Cato Institute on Social Security
Springer's article on President Bush's trip to Fargo
Marriage Protection Amendment (SJ Res 1)