- Making News: Bush Seeks Oil-Price Relief in Meeting with Saudi Prince
In Crawford, Texas today, President Bush met with Saudi Arabia's Prince Abdullah. Just before the Crown Prince arrived, the President responded to reporters' questions about the price of gasoline and crude oil by tying them to the stability of financial markets, and reiterated that he wants Congress to send him an energy bill. Still, Richard Wolffe of Newsweek magazine says the meeting was more about public relations than policy.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Minuteman Project, Another Summer of Record Deaths?
At the California-Mexico border crossing of San Ysidro, there's been a marked increase in illegal immigrants discovered hiding in cars. In Arizona, there's been a change too, away from the area where volunteer Minutemen are staging armed patrols along the Mexican border. Claudine Lomonaco, who reports on the border and immigration for the Tucson Citizen, updates the perilous situation.
Wolffe's article on whether President Bush can lower price of gas
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (HR 6)
Gallup Poll on state of the economy
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003
Pew Survey on disapproval of GOP Congressional leaders, Democrats
Washington Post article on economic worries, Capitol Hill
White House on healthcare savings accounts
LoMonaco's article on migrants moving into perilous west desert zone