NATIONAL COVERAGE

JANUARY 2008
Independents key in New Hampshire
Candidates sprint into final stretch in N.H
Voters getting chunk of 'change'
Trucking plan foes weighing options
Renegade Paul's funding, results a surprise in race
Some candidates shifting gears for N.H.
Results reveal Iowans' desire to see change
Hunter keeps on, despite lacking funds, attention
Both races are wide open as Iowans caucus tonight
Close encounters of the political kind

DECEMBER 2007
Rivals tap voter anger in appeal to Iowans
Romney in fight to keep hopes alive in Iowa race
NASA: DuPont Aerospace must return engine
ITC plans to review claim from Broadcom
Pentagon told it can avoid furloughs
Qualcomm loses patent decision to Nokia
Cross-border truck program hits a pothole
Pentagon told it can avoid furloughs
McCain hopes N.H. will keep bid alive
Civilian workers facing furloughs, top Marine says
NASA criticized for decision on aircraft
Obama's campaign is gaining ground

NOVEMBER 2007
Feinstein set to urge fire-safe building rules
Political correctness thrown into fray of 'dangerous city' report
Big crowds for Clinton, but will they vote?
Recreational boaters face environmental fees
Noel awarded medal for arts
Military's new plan: educating spouses
Provision cutting cross-border trucking is kept
Amiable Huckabee aims high in Iowa
Filner supports bill to end use of private security firms in Iraq
Tracking contention
Edwards counting on Iowa's rural vote
Why aerial attack didn't get off ground as planned
Opponents pounce on Clinton's wavering over driver's licenses
FEC fines Cunningham briber $1 million

OCTOBER 2007
Aerial response delays blamed on Santa Ana winds, bad timing
FEMA says it's better prepared
S. Carolina right wing takes shine to Giuliani
Officials promote binational trucking
GOP voters' worries over immigration shape race in Iowa
Thompson's platform, or lack thereof, to be tested
Contractor has steady support at its N.C. base
Third Tijuana crossing talked up
Qualcomm gets hitched up
Voters, campaigns increasingly edgy about the economy

SEPTEMBER 2007
Legislative earmarks continue to pop up
House's inquiry on Filner will wait until courts rule
Wounded service members get special receptions at Pentagon
Mexican trucking firms best U.S. peers on safety, feds say
13 congressmen resist subpoenas in Wilkes case
Speech was a divider, not a uniter, delivered in a diminished voice
For now, ban lifted on chips in phones
Senate passes trucking measure
Presidential candidates touting competence in appeal to voters
Mexican trucks get green light to cross over
Experts fluent in candidates' nonverbal cues
Court rejects union's appeal of truck plan
DOT assurances paved way for Mexican trucks

AUGUST 2007
Allowing Mexican trucks delayed
Lawsuit targets Mexican truckers
Immigration to add 105 million to U.S. by 2060, study says
HEALTH CARE: THE PUSH FOR REFORM Massachusetts program captures attention of states
Deaver left legacy affecting all presidents
It's all business now at formerly friendly summit
Long-haul Mexican truck program needs work
Report claims Filner pushy in '03 incident
Summit closes with few details of drug package
Filner reportedly has run-in at airport
At North American summit, Bush stands firm on passports
Agency backs opening border to long-haul Mexican trucks
Summit draws 3 leaders to Canada
Democrats' grueling week over; Republicans to look for flaws
Bush administration upholds ban on phones with Qualcomm chips
Evolving TSA rules keep fliers guessing
Democratic hopefuls debate issues in front of bloggers

JULY 2007
Convention attendance shows Democrats' flight from center
House ban on Mexican trucks irks federal agency
Duty has Marine in absentee campaign
 FBI files kill any illusions 'Duke' was duped
Hearing discusses 2 border agents
Imprisoned 'Duke' tells of scope of corruption
Is McCain poised for revival or exit?
Pentagon says it doesn't need new mental health funds
Bajagua plan changes draw Filner's wrath
Opposition to Mexican trucks on U.S. roads still strong
Feinstein denies helping husband's firms
Weakened Bush finding it tough to push agenda beyond Iraq
Thompson has challenge to turn celebrity into real campaign


JUNE 2007
Uphill battle seen for farm-field work force
Combat stress has Marines' attention
Mexican truck plan's critics denounce feds
Caucus vows fight if immigration pact reaches the House
Panel urges military mental health services overhaul
Hunter defends support for jet
Independent voters could sway primary in New Hampshire
Auditor issue stirs 1st SAIC stockholders' meeting
Immigration reform bills have become harder to sell to a word-weary public
Qualcomm punished with phone import ban
Calif. growers back immigration bill provision
Tunnel as tomb for radioactive waste hits wall
Bush will meet Putin at G-8 amid deteriorating relations

MAY 2007
Fraud feared in deal worked out on immigration
Feinstein objects to plan to move command east
Immigration fight hinges on bill's 'triggers'
Lam targeted well ahead of ouster, Goodling says
EPA officer can be 'a hero or a villain,' California AG says
Break in immigration logjam
Hunter struggles to be noticed on GOP debate stage
Mexican trucking plan faces roadblock
Gonzales pressured ill Ashcroft, ex-aide says
Senate to renew immigration debate
Study: VA must update how it handles PTSD
Military concerned about troops' responses in ethics survey
Issa's not shy about mixing it up
Mexico OKs July entry for long-haul U.S. trucks

APRIL 2007
Mexican truckers program postponed
'Abundance of riches' for the undecided
Top-tier candidates blow air kisses to San Diego
Democrats rev up
Mexican truckers' free travel put on hold
Democrats jockey for position in 1st presidential debate
Union sues to block Mexican trucks' free travel
Candidates likely to slam Bush in S.D.
Administration poised to open border to trucks
Attorney general gave order to review Lam's work after complaints
'Who are the fanatics now?' governor asks
Candidates' new soapbox for 2008: social networking, video Web sites
Issa's Syria visit meets with Bush's disapproval
Support services to expand for sick and injured Marines

MARCH 2007
Guantanamo detainees unlikely to be transferred, officials say
Bill could delay lifting of ban on Mexican truck travel
Feinstein challenges criticism against Lam
Memos on Lam show conflicting views
Pressure builds over firing of attorneys
Lam's numbers bolster backers of her ouster
ROAD TO WHITE HOUSE  To Hunter, China is cause for alarm
Ex-prosecutors felt political heat
Candidate Hunter courts conservatives

FEBRUARY 2007
Immigration debate returns to Congress
Schwarzenegger's 'post-partisan' plans surprise Feinstein
Schwarzenegger takes 'post-partisanship' national
Hunter not 1st House member to seek presidency
Prisoners' sale of ID papers to immigrants investigated
President's message mixed on immigration

JANUARY 2007
Hunter makes presidential run official with S. Carolina kickoff
Democrats, unpopular war doom his domestic agenda
Convicted lawmakers would lose pensions
Hunter pressing to chop long odds of presidential run
Speech doesn't answer fundamental questions
S.D. friend on Ford's last journey
Nation pays tribute to Ford
Celebrations of takeover now confront governing challenge

DECEMBER 2006
A return to Washington;  Cheney praises ex-boss Ford in Capitol eulogy
Army troops are mustered to provide needed relief for Marine expeditionary unit
1913 PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD 2006  Healed nation after Watergate
Conservative Rep. Hunter may not find GOP right-wingers so friendly
Prescription sharing among loved ones growing into trend
Hunter airs first GOP ads of 2008 presidential race
Aerospace industry's sales, profits soar
Feds targeting employers of illegal workers
Obama turning '08 race 'upside down'
An emotional day for Pentagon's old soldier
Immigrant legislation strategy is plotted
'Victory' a word that's vanishing from vocabulary
Hunter hits S. Carolina to energize campaign

NOVEMBER 2006
Iraqi soldiers need to be better used, Hunter says
More Marines from Pendleton sent into Anbar
Senators may alter trading accords
GOP struggles for a plan to reunite party
Museum dedication includes Medal of Honor announcement 
As Democrats take power, let the state's musical chairs begin
Immigration won't be top issue; Calderón will pursue other topics with U.S. 
The House's new direction
Election gives Bush, Democrats second chance
Anger at Bush, war broke GOP's grip
Capitol Hill bracing for election shock wave
Marines, Navy suffer highest combat casualties in two years 
Vote fraud fears fewer, yet some back voter IDs

OCTOBER 2006
Hunter set to announce presidential bid
Parties begin final push to woo voters
Labor unions push aside grudges to win key battles later
Active-duty group to press Congress to bring troops home
New 'dirty bomb' detector sought
Veterans shake up races for Congress
Abortion-ban ballot draws nation's eyes
New rules to restrict ATVs' use by children
Northrop to offer Global Hawk to Navy
Illegal entry a hot issue in Ohio
Cunningham's out, but his legislation awaits
Report: Millions steered to contractors
Pilot program considered for Mexican trucks in U.S.
President dedicates Air Force memorial
Bush signs bill aimed at port security
Bush reaffirms vow to build border fence
THE CUNNINGHAM SCANDAL; Ex-congressman lashes out
Ex-page from S.D. was warned about Foley
Bush hits road to support GOP candidates

SEPTEMBER 2006
Port only gets slice of security funding
Bill to criminalize border tunneling easily finds support
More drug cash leaving U.S. for Mexico by car
San Diego-based warships to help ward off missile threat
Navy helicopters help catch speedy drug smuggling boats
More U.S. troops not needed in Iraq, commander says
Ethics panel handles few complaints
Effect of Ney's guilt could weigh heavily
Military trying out crowd-control device
House votes to disclose earmarks
House rejects limits on off-reservation casinos
IRS outsourcing effort now under scrutiny
Bush turning up the rhetoric once more to rally GOP troops

AUGUST 2006
Navy copters join Coast Guard in nabbing drug runner
Marines to recall troops on involuntary basis for Iraq, Afghanistan
Nancy Cunningham breaks her silence regarding 'Duke'
Mexican cartel's leader is seized off Baja coast
Rep. Issa: U.S. must give aid to Lebanon
Feds now control Mount Soledad cross site
Lieberman's defeat could signal tough times for Bush backers
Pentagon silent on inquiry into Cunningham contracts
Senate approves transfer of cross

JULY 2006
Marine wins over Senate committee with candid take on problems in Iraq
Hint to Mt. Soledad cross's fate lies in desert
Navy's UAV contracts could pit San Diego firms against each other
Democrats reach out to middle class
Bush, White House now leary of Putin as Russian turns back on democracy
Bush blames Syria, Iran for violence
House OKs plan to keep cross on Mount Soledad
G-8 leaders urge end to growing Mideast violence
Allies appear to move closer to Bush
Cunningham among honored lawmakers
Cunningham is taken off list of those to be honored
U.S., Russian tensions flare at G-8 summit
National Guard on pace to put 6,000 troops along U.S. border
President talks with Russian activists
Hunter cites N. Korean missile launch to push missile-defense system
Domestic security is forgotten, bipartisan task force reports

JUNE 2006
A close-knit circle of money, power; Contractor adds layer to Rep. Lewis' sphere
Democrats propose minimum-wage hike as election platform
'I am an American' A refugee from Saddam Hussein's Iraq fights to clear his name, and officially say ...
Visit affirms Bush belief in Iraqi officials
Democrats get boos, cheers at 2008 audition
Good news from Iraq should boost Bush, for now
Top-ranked Marine vows accountability in murder allegations
PAC fund's ties to lawmaker at issue; Lewis' daughter runs it; critics say it's unethical

MAY 2006
Reported slayings of civilians bringing top Marine to Iraq
Defense contractor's house of cards
Bush, Blair admit errors in Iraq war
Not getting credit 
Guard to play support role, Chertoff says
Bush uses a key issue to launch rebound
Bush plan puts 6,000 Guard troops at border 
Cunningham papers to go to university in San Marcos 
Feds raid ex-CIA official's home 

McCain's speech at Falwell's school is key 
Lewis subject of 'earmarks' investigation, source says

Immigration bills concern some experts
House panel puts brakes on, moves past Bush's defense plan
April proves to be deadly month for Marines 
Watchdogs want to attach faces to House earmarks 

APRIL 2006
Park Service rules may be revised
Some progress seen in still deadly Anbar province
Rep. Hunter's committee to expand search for fishy Cunningham deals
Ex-congressman's friend emerges as mystery man
'Concerted push' made to expand offshore drilling 
Failed '86 immigration act hangs over Senate

MARCH 2006
Ex-lawmaker runs with backing of GOP establishment
U.S. to reconsider security funds for city
Feinstein says job crackdowns 'don't work'
Bush hopeful at summit on issues of immigration
Diplomacy, sightseeing top Bush's Mexico trip
Núñez, in D.C., warns GOP over Latino-voter backlash 
Bush faces issues with Canada and Mexico at summit
Report: Radioactive material easily brought into U.S.
Pro-immigrant bill advances 
Immigration issue reaching a critical point

Sanders states San Diego's case at talks in Washington 
Troops' departure not likely, Bush says
Showdown shapes up over grant program
Panel starts examining role of National Guard, reserves 
Immigration officers barred from key data

Ex-congressman Bilbray burdened by lobbyist label
Congressional chorus takes ex-colleague to task 
Senate panel OKs blocking, disclosure of earmarks 

Ex-aide says boss's actions troubled him

FEBRUARY 2006
Nuclear sub force to nearly double
Governor urges state levee work 
New Marine unit will be a part of U.S. Special Operations Command
One-time wunderkind could get 11-year term
Contractor admits bribing Cunningham
Bush alone on port deal as GOP crew jumps ship
Former comrades angered by 'bribe menu' 
Proposal to ease food-safety labels picking up steam 
Cheney's damage control late, lame 
Lobbying's ills shine through in Medicare law
Ethics reform efforts facing resistance on Capitol Hill 
Details of foiled '02 plot revealed 

Bush budget blueprint adds muscle to military
Federal budget for California steers funds to border 
Feinstein offers plan to cut back on earmarks 
House approves lobbying limits for ex-members 
Struggling president vows to 'finish well 
Bush pushes energy plan, says U.S. 'addicted to oil' 

JANUARY 2006
Incursion at border heightens tensions 
Bush shrugs off photos with tainted lobbyist 
Bush looks to regain momentum via speech 
Health care, education programs brace for cuts
Senators to challenge special-interest spending 
Villaraigosa to head poverty task force 
U.S. ground units seen stretched to breaking point
Democrats' reform push disappoints 
Pork spending is threatened in ethics push 
Chertoff defends possible S.D. cuts 
Scandals force talk of ethics reform
Despite ER closures, shortages, California is ranked first in U.S. 
Boxer questions security funding 
Bush to focus on healthy economy in effort to recharge his agenda 

DECEMBER 2005
FBI finds refugee's new name a problem 
Lobbying ties give campus funding edge 
How earmarking works 
Friends learned tough lessons in '92 
A steady flow of financial influence
Special counsel will investigate Cunningham

Defiant Bush turns to his strong suit: national security
Feinstein, Boxer take issue with Bush barb
Bush says spying is needed to guard U.S.
Bush senses victory in Iraq
Writer's links to indicted lobbyist probed 
Panel faulted over Cunningham probe
Cunningham case brings new look at pensions
Marines focus on replacing amphibious troop carrier
Cunningham case brings new look at pensions
A generation of broken lives 
QUAKE AFTERMATH IN PAKISTAN 
Lawmakers shed cash tied to two contractors
Contractor 'knew how to grease the wheels' 
Navy's new command distances it more from Cold War

Bribery admission spotlights favoritism
Some Republicans are dumping donations given by Cunningham
Congressman's betrayal of troops called greatest sin 
Bribery case shows House panel laxness, critics claim

NOVEMBER 2005
Bush immigration plan bolsters border but glosses over employers 
Hunter consoling his former colleague
Cunningham staff devastated at extent of corruption 
More bad news for reeling GOP in Washington 
Bush sees a different China from his '75 visit 

Bush has praise for Mongolia
Religion is Bush's 1st focus in China 
Risk is great as Bush slaps back on foreign soil 
Bush supports letting Iran enrich uranium under Russia's watch 
Bush, Putin meet in South Korea 
MARIJUANA CRACKDOWN
Bush: N. Korea must dismantle nukes
Lawmakers push major port security bill
Bush is blunt on freedom in China 
Asian leaders expect more than war talk 
BRAC quietly makes base closure conclusions official 

Mistrust of Bush may hurt U.S. aims in Latin America 
Bush renews trade pact call
Summit ends with no free trade accord 
Anti-U.S. violence flares up at summit
Bush faces tough road at Summit of Americas 
On new tour, Marines to get big boost from Iraqi battalions
Economic summit set in boom-bust world of Argentina 
Marine Corps will create special-operations unit 


OCTOBER 2005
Indictment caps worst week of Bush presidency
Indictment caps worst week of Bush presidency
Defeat not only is embarrassing but also could bring lasting damage 
2 races for governor in spotlight 
Tragedies jog GOP shift on stem cells 
Oil crunch tests moratorium on new offshore rigs 
State, S.D. could get more anti-terror funds 
'Warm, fuzzy atheist' lobbies from D.C. foxhole 
Ruckus over court nomination threatens Bush's stature 
Bush: Miers 'shares my philosophy'
Down-and-out Democrats lick their wounds

Emergency radios still incompatible 

Pace is first Marine to head Joint Chiefs 

SEPTEMBER 2005
Deported Egyptian will be allowed to appeal
Developer linked to Cunningham has home raided
Tilt-rotor Osprey is finally cleared for production
Market manipulation ruled out in cost surge
Cunningham is allowed to use campaign funds for legal bills
Senate panel gives its OK to Roberts
Prison agency still mum on unescorted transfers
House panel OKs Cunningham legal fund 
Closure of bases gets OK by Bush 
Base closure commission sends final recommendations to Bush 
High-tech surveillance eyed for both borders 
Air Force to add unmanned aircraft 
'A very bad week for the president'
Bush, lawmakers accused of shortchanging projects

AUGUST 2005
Progress in Iraq needed to sway public
Deadline looms for Medicare drug plan
Cunningham case a view into political pork process
Democrats split on tactics over Roberts' nomination
Base panel rebuffs Pentagon on closings
General: Marines may be in Iraq 3 more years
Kings of the road
Cunningham plans legal defense fund
Four in 10 Mexicans would move to U.S.
Reliant to pay for roughshod power play
FERC wants closure to energy crisis
Armed services fall just short of recruiting goals
Senators express worries on cargo containers

JULY 2005
Clinton a lightning rod for both sides ahead of 2008 race
Nuclear power poised for comeback
Transit bill OK'd after two years of delays

Energy bill a big body blow to California, say opponents
Biotech industry asks legislators for access to federal grant funds 
AFL-CIO leader is re-elected
Marines planning role as mentors in Iraq
Clinton urges Democratic unity
Teamsters and SEIU drop out of AFL-CIO
Stockdale buried at Annapolis
California's proposed Enron settlement still on track
Cunningham departure to reverberate in San Diego
Congressman's career buried by blizzard of questions on actions
Critics question motives of China
Delays hurt bioterror drug plan
Education program faces ax

Experts: U.S. transit systems not very secure
Leaders reiterate resolve after 'barbaric' acts
Boat sale by 'Duke' made him $400,000
Poverty to be focus of G-8 summit; Bush in challenging role
Base closure panel asks why S.D. sites aren't being eyed
Agents raid Cunningham home, MZM office, yacht

Stakes high on abortion, other issues
Cunningham questioned over commercial use of congressional seal


JUNE 2005
Hunter sets hearing on detainees
Cutoff of deal with feds leaves MZM out in cold
President hoped to clarify policy, avoid confusion
Bush says war is vital to future U.S. security
Firm in 'Duke' controversy may be sold
Procurement deal keeps lawmaker's friend busy
Fed probes could cripple Cunningham as fundraiser
Cunningham says sale 'showed poor judgment'
Workers say MZM founder pressed them to give to PAC
Bush says Iraq policies are working
Indian casinos' money, clout under scrutiny
Sen. Durbin apologizes for Guantanamo remarks
Guantanamo critics are invited to go see conditions firsthand
FBI looking at sale of Cunningham home
Debate grows over teaching of abstinence

Bank reports in terror fight flood Treasury
Cunningham's Realtor a longtime contributor

Supreme Court ruling favors big drug firms
Hunter says menus from Guantanamo a proof of good care
Lawmaker's home sale questioned
Marines, Navy, Air Force hit recruit goals
Senators push U.S. to stop releasing illegal immigrants
Bush, Blair chart plan to wipe out African debt
Analysis: 'Second-term-itis' afflicts Bush, casting doubt on future successes
Tilt-rotor Ospreys face crucial test at sea after rigorous land trials

Loophole to America
Marine combat toll spiked in May
State must use fuel additive
Poway boy is letter-perfect champ
Bush says Amnesty's criticism is 'absurd'

MAY 2005
President defends plan to close U.S. military sites
Customs commissioner tells Congress port security is improving
Top Marine says '05 recruiting goals doable, worries about '06
Inmate transport policy 'reckless,' Biden says
New C-130 still taking figurative heavy flak
Investigators fault U.S. port security
Feinstein, Boxer hint at erosion of Senate civility
Bipartisan deal pulls Senate back from brink
Federal highway aid tie-ups delay cures for congestion
Prisoner transfer program plagued by escapes
Airlines argue daylight-saving change is costly

Panel probes S.D. arsons, other domestic extremism
House panel votes to restrict jobs for women in military

Hunter plan bars women from Army 'forward support'
House bill adds new twist to debate on Mount Soledad cross
California may get more security funds
Legislators tout immigration plan, border security
Bills could grant legality to 10 million immigrants
House bill would change color-coded terror alert system
Mission repairs are test case for foes of funding
Guard, returning troops are issues
Energy bill could face some hurdles
Base-closure panel to get first briefings

APRIL 2005
Down in the polls, he defends policies at news conference
S.D. talk-show host, fans take immigration demands to D.C.
Republicans, Democrats spar over judges

Pro-filibuster camp makes for strange bedfellows
Marines' Pace named to head the Joint Chiefs
Drugmaker wins in stock fraud lawsuit
Weapons screening at airports failing, report says
Legal status for undocumented farmworkers fails
Senate to vote on legal status for immigrant farmworkers
Bush orders review of passport requirement
Democrat's tax-cut nod is no mistake
Security chief's path to Capitol well worn
Mexican agency keeps eye on immigrants
Power-trading rules change OK'd
GOP shying away from Bush's Social Security plan
U.S. has some success countering bombs
Former POWs tortured in Iraq battle U.S. to collect awards
Congress wants FERC to rule on LNG terminals
Anxiety, attitudes along border

Marines begin testing troubled Ospreys
Border volunteers descend on tourist town
Ongoing debate is certain; effect on law, politics is not


MARCH 2005|
Lawmakers laud 'courage' of Padres GM Towers for speaking out
IRS commissioner suggests scuttling alternative minimum tax
Immigration plan's assumption on unskilled workers contested
Bush plan to reduce drug program budget riles law enforcement

A pledge of partnership
Tensions rising over border watch
Poet-leader takes NEA 'beyond the controversies'
Mom: 'So many kids are dying' on adult ATVs
Immigration plan targets employers
Bush: Coalition undeterred by Italy's exit plans
Base closure panel nominees selected
Planned bill targets improper shielding of records from public
Tax aimed at wealthy expanding its reach
Protests dog governor in Washington
Former VA secretary nominated to head base closure commission
Immigration-enforcement budget plan slammed
Admiral tapped to be Navy's next top officer
Enron tapes may be smoking gun

FEBRUARY 2005
Academics researching threats to U.S. security
Schroeder, Bush unite to oppose Iran nukes
Shrinking Navy fleet concerns lawmakers
Bush, allies still at odds on arms to China
In Europe, Bush lays out expectations, demands
Bush embarks on mission to heal trans-Atlantic ties
Bush budget proposal would bring Coast Guard unit to San Diego
Governor's trip to Washington is not all smooth
Syria 'out of step' in Mideast, Bush says
Little success expected in governor's quest for federal funds
Control still top issue on LNG projects
Utah tribe may store spent nuclear rods
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 
'New' Rumsfeld tries to assuage fears in Europe
Security units must shoulder their burden, Rumsfeld says
House OKs bill aimed at paring illegal immigration
House clashes over proposal to complete border fence
Prospect of Dean as leader presents Democratic puzzle
Lawsuit says SAIC inflated contracts
House clashes over proposal to complete border fence
Bush reversal: He plans to spend more on roads
Bush's 'lean budget' would cut social programs, boost defense
SAIC exec defends work on FBI software
TV ads on Social Security set to air

Can a mission refuse to wed non-Catholics?
Non-air transit is vulnerable due to funding, experts assert
Stowaway episode at Port of Los Angeles gets lawmakers' attention
Bush reaches out on Social Security
Fierce fight awaits on domestic front

JANUARY 2005
The Marines' heavy lift workhorse
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
Bush puts immigration reform back on agenda
Feinstein does not see GOP's gains as a threat to her tenure in Senate
Tough-sounding address makes no mention of Iraq
Security tight in nation's capital
Bush offers global vision
Bush says he's eager to pursue 'great goals'
Foreign policy challenges loom in Bush's 2nd term
Bush sets lofty domestic agenda

A security blanket to cover Washington

Progress uneven on immigration paperwork
Immigrants' ombudsman sees progress
Fire-prevention funding escapes Forest Service ax
No harm, no foul? High court to decide
With Lewis' selection, Californians lead top House posts
Boxer joins challenge to Ohio's vote result

DECEMBER 2004
Funding a problem for police program
Air travel woes will continue in 2005

Battle over intelligence bill could help or hinder Hunter
Feinstein raps plan to reduce fire funds
Terror attack the top danger of LNG transport, study finds
New ID rules cause worries over privacy
Report finds state lagging in readiness for bioterror attack
Latino's support for GOP in '04 worries Democrats

Principi touts record funding for veterans
Aerospace industry posts big gains in '04
Intel bill OK now, top general says
Marines pay a bloody price in 'taking the fight to the enemy'
Missions to get repair funds

NOVEMBER 2004
For years, man's 23 acres are nonexistent
Church in union with migrant community
Immigration debate likely to intensify
Security issues spoil Chile's big dinner plan for Bush
Bush renews support for overhaul of migrant laws
Round 5 may mean more base closures
Bush has strong words for N. Korea, Iran
Bush arrives in Chile for APEC summit

Congressional gridlock stalls highway funds
Insurance industry misdeeds widening?
Smithsonian looks at war's human toll in 'Price of Freedom'
Fewer military vets among ranks of new members of Congress
Election experts say more voting reforms needed
Bush outlines his ambitions for next term

Lifelong goal eludes Kerry
Call by Kerry came at 11:02

Challenges lie ahead in conciliation
Democrats trying to deal with losses
11 states approve ban on gay unions
GOP tightens hold; Daschle loses
Election became 'all about Bush' and war in Iraq

OCTOBER 2004
Kerry, Bush mix messages on immigration
Mortality rates drop from past to present

Two candidates' differences on environment are striking
48 hours
2 plans on energy differ in the details
Pitched battles
Clinton joins Kerry; Giuliani is with Bush
Number of Navy's warships causes concern
Small states play big in run for president
Fears voiced about election irregularities
A major rift on health care
Hurricane aid adds factor to Florida race
Courting the Catholic voter
Congested roads a hot, and overlooked, topic
Military backs handling of war
Razor-tight race taking an intense, partisan turn
Survey shows troops, families support Bush
Campaigns take Kerry, Bush into too-close-to-call territory
Arizona's Prop. 200 is dividing a state
Campaign stretch run begins in Nevada for Bush, Kerry

No holds barred
Congress approves extra $81.5 million for California bases
Final leg of election turns into a foot race

Bush, Kerry hit the road, criticize each other after debate
Provision delaying base closure process removed from defense bill
Bush more poised, but substance trumps style
Testy face-off

General withdraws Pacific Command bid
Water deal for state approved by House
No. 2s tangle over their pasts, the future
Nader seen as battleground factor
Cuban-Americans may not back Bush this time
Truth be (not) told
Latinos' clout may be crucial
Bush, Kerry turn up rhetoric
Substance trumps style in debate

SEPTEMBER 2004
Most voters already know their choice for president
Painful remedy?
Pills at will
A-list states are bit players in 2004 drama
Upper Midwest Democrats await spark from Kerry
Accidental addicts
$10 million in federal funds to fix up 21 missions nearer

Weapons ban demise likely; senator vows not to give up
Job losses in Michigan pose difficulties for Bush
Kerry, Bush struggle for every vote in tight Wisconsin race
Another photo finish?
Wisconsinites are working
Graham alleges White House cover-up
Migrant's trip a rare look at smuggling scheme
OPERATION GATEKEEPER: 10 YEARS LATER
Entering the battle zone
Kerry holds small lead in Michigan
Missouri reflects national standings
Ohio's a kingmaker
The Keystone State
Ground zero was rallying point, lightning rod
After 'red-meat night,' Bush must offer agenda
Kerry rips Bush's war management in speech to vets
N.Y. arrival caps day of campaigning
Senator draws fire for endorsing Bush
Kerry, Bush struggle for every vote in tight Wisconsin race

AUGUST 2004
Bush backtracks on assertion that war on terror can't be won
Visits to 9/11 site bring pain, shock
Bush, GOP take spotlight
Terror war comment dogs president
McCain, Giuliani key to victory
Tax cuts at center of domestic agenda
Bush touts record on security
Survey reports discontent among border personnel
Foreign policy the crux of post-9/11 contest
Campaigns walk tightrope remembering 9/11
Bush says he opposes college 'legacy' admissions
Kerry says he'll fight terrorism effectively, bridge racial divides
McCain assails attacks on Kerry wartime record
Kerry promises big reduction in U.S. troops in Iraq
Kerry gains some GOP support in Pennsylvania

JULY 2004
Kerry trek to convention takes him back to Iowa
Kerry, Bush get off to early general election start
Vietnam protests put Kerry in early spotlight

Democratic nominee criticizes incumbent for policies, negativity
Bush, Kerry hit the trail
Powerful speech sets the bar high
Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman endorses Kerry for president
Kerry 'a brother in arms'
Jesus, we learn, was a liberal
Bush, Kerry court the military's vote
Youth in the eye of the beholder
Unwavering support on deck
Edwards rouses delegates
Kerry seeks to rally middle class in closely divided Ohio
Delegates cheer Heinz Kerry

The 2 public images of candidate Kerry
Reagan targets Bush's policy on stem cells
Kerry calls for 9/11 action
An aging lion is stepping aside
Civility was put to the test
Kerry banking on foreign-policy skills
Kerry in Florida flays broad range of Bush policies

Heinz Kerry's style in the spotlight has handlers nervous

The rallying begins
Boston is security 'case study' for post 9-11 events
Democrats seek to deliver message of faith, family values
Bush touts values, rips Kerry during Great Lakes area swing
Assasination of President Kennedy galvanized Kerry's ambition
Kerry avoids GOP attempt for quick KO; polls are tight
Edwards a stark contrast in style to that of Cheney
Selection adds charisma and vigor; but critics say experience is lacking

Kerry selects Edwards
Rep. Hunter targets side deals in defense sales

JUNE 2004
Bush beams, offers Blair a handshake when told of transfer
Bush's lofty view at end of summits overshoots reality
Army to call up former soldiers

Bush works to patch up relationship with Turkey
EU pledges to help Iraq government
Unusually fierce protests greet Bush in Ireland
Victim's mother pleads for online-drug clampdown
Illegal border crossers leave mark on land
Bipartisan group of Bush critics throws down gauntlet
S.D.-based hijacker called 'second-in-command'
Bush's skill at mending fences still being tested
Last farewell to Reagan
Bush, at summit, says NATO not expected to send troops
A nation pays its respects
Ex-San Diegan orchestrates elaborate funeral
World leaders back Bush's Mideast plan
People's hero at rest
Mideast, Iraq top Bush's list at summit

Economic summit begins today
High court opens U.S. roads to Mexican trucks
A day to remember

Bush, Chirac report progress on Iraq resolution
Small-town start put 'Dutch' on path to U.S. presidency
Pope gently takes Bush to task over war as thousands protest
Bush: Mideast democracy key to terror war
Bush agenda to mix earlier, present wars
Scientists turn from bioterror research

May 2004
A national salute
Aussie war bride recalls duty as radio operator
Bush outlines Iraq goals
Somber address pleases neither friends nor critics
Transit bill delay leaves firms in lurch
A call to focus on 'good soldiers'
Nader says his candidacy will advance Kerry's cause
Extended Iraq duty for Marines considered
U.S. intelligence experts sneak a peek at Britain
Scientists doubt missile shield's ability to work
House panel would put base closings on hold
Retrofit slated for 8 Chinooks in Iraq
U.S. hobbled by inability to fix its global image
What Marines say they need, they get fast
Closing of bases opposed
Federal fire-prevention money to move faster, Feinstein says
Hunter seeks boost in troop strength
Views diverge at U.S. hearing on electronic voting machines
S.D. firm's workers said to be part of POW abuses
U.S. plans to maintain level of troops in Iraq
Marine, sailor deaths since March more than in war's first 6 months
Kerry ad blitz focuses on military record, public service
3 decades later, Vietnam sparks campaign battle in 2004 race

APRIL 2004
Marines slated to get new unmanned planes
Religion has growing role in election
President's luster dims among Arab-Americans
Kerry will back 'right of choice'
Experts warn against assault on insurgents
Military bid for environmental relief is debated
High court considers Mexican trucking
Outdoors enthusiasts back away from Bush
Analysts: Mistakes have hurt U.S. effort
FBI didn't press to start search for terror figure
High-stakes appearance brings mixed reviews
'We'll stay the course'
Independent campaign ads facing tighter FEC scrutiny
Campaigns embrace Internet as essential, powerful medium
Dramatic hearing nearly overshadowed by Iraq
Rice rejects criticism

Progress on Osprey revealed
Kerry says his plan would attack deficit

Border group wants visa rules amended
Funds to help GIs can be slow

MARCH 2004
Navy Sea Swap test leaves ship 'in really good shape'
Kerry, Dean spend day mending fences in show of Democratic unity
Kerry outlines strategy for jobs
Spring blooms anew for northern Iraqis
President feels the heat, launches an all-out attack
Effectiveness of assault-weapon bans still unclear
Kerry counters GOP punches with new TV ad
Easy primary season might hinder Kerry
Navy sails into untested waters
Bush calls for global unity against terror
Secretary of the Navy may fold the Marines into his official title
Issa getting firsthand view of situation in Iraq
Border Patrol targets Arizona
Kerry spars with Cheney on Iraq war
Freedoms, doubts in Baghdad
Task Force charged with streamlining anti-terror funding
They call for court to require studies of traffic's impact
Voting machine glitches concern computer experts
Competition for presidential helicopter has European flavor
Traffic worsens despite spending
Marines set to enter Iraqi trouble zone
Mission funding hits constitutional roadblock
Cartels keeping ahead in shell game with drug money
Ingredients from 2000 back in Florida mix
U.S. chief reiterates worker plan support
Army, Marines await updates of combat rifles
Border restrictions may be eased

Mexican president headed to Texas
Kerry quick to tackle Bush
With Edwards gone, country in for earliest-ever campaign start
Kerry, Edwards remove gloves in fiery debate

FEBRUARY 2004
Super Tuesday a chance for Edwards to close gap
Latino political power far from realized

Thorny issues await new Bush-Fox talks
Gay-marriage debate buffeting U.S. politics
In Wisconsin, die-hard Dean asks voters for second look
Despite losing streak, Dean has appeal in Wisconsin
More money sought for aerospace research
Navy official denies smaller fleet and fewer sailors means cutting Navy
Building his credentials
Slipping Bush image may make attacks on Kerry less plausible
The evolution of John Edwards
Bush can win in California, governor says
Two-horse race: Dean abandons campaign
Win in Wisconsin pads Kerry's lead
Twists, turns mark path to federal funds
Cleanup slated at toxic plant
Marines send advance troops to Iraq for on-the-spot lessons
New victories allow Kerry to focus on Bush
Kerry wins big in South; Clark out
From plodding to polished for Kerry
Bush immigration plan's hidden cost
Tests loom for Kerry in South tomorrow
Kerry's lead grows with wins in 2 states
Firefighters uneasy with Bush budget
A Wisconsin win is a must for Dean
NAFTA is not a driving force in Michigan race
Senator displays far-reaching appeal

Kerry wins 5 out of 7
Bush budget holds promise for California – and boost for governor
Candidates swap criticisms on eve of vote in 7 states
DEAN PLAYS CATCH-UP
S.C. a must-win state, Edwards says
Primary sneaks up on voters in Missouri

JANUARY 2004
Candidates battle for support of black voters
Kerry no stranger to lobbyists' donations
Democrats attack Bush on war
Issa recounts Libyan visit with Gadhafi
Dean ousts top aide in major staff shake-up
Despite his showing, Kerry still not in the clear
Democrats launch 7-state reality check
Kerry sails to N.H. win
N.H. freeze no match for San Diegans supporting Gen. Clark
Detectors for 'dirty bombs' set off by range of sources
Democrats scour N.H. for support in 11th hour
Dean and Kerry, in state of conflict, spar again over Iraq war
Kerry suddenly standing out front
Dean rips some Democratic rivals' votes for war in Iraq
Dean tries damage control after speech
An energized Kerry stars in comeback role
Democrats lower volume during final N.H. debate
BUSH PLAN A MAGNET
Dean unable to silence laughs, concern over fiery Iowa speech
Optimism with caution
Critics dismissed in surprisingly combative speech
Gephardt out as Democrats focus on N.H.
Infants' bath seats too risky, group says
Rivals are braking Clark's momentum
Surprise finish means 'We've ... got a real race'
Iowans favor Kerry, Edwards over Dean
Bush could aim for stars with speech
Campaign dead heat for Iowa caucuses

Fox's support for U.S. immigration plan wanes
Clock running as Gephardt woos Iowans
Kerry, Edwards gain in Iowa; Clark waits in New Hampshire
N.H. race is all uphill for Lieberman
Bypassing Iowa pays dividends for Clark
Edwards, Kerry see new hope in Iowa
PANCAKES, PROMISES

Democrats in Iowa agree on one thing
Border Patrol union calls plan 'a slap in the face'
Dean gives cold shoulder to middle-of-the-road views

Immigration policies at the forefront for Bush, Fox at the Americas summit
Dean on the defensive
Bush cites 'fairness' in call for 3-year visas
3 firms to work on missile-defense proposals for commercial airliners
Bush seeks 6-year stay for illegal immigrants
Iowa seen as first, last shot for some
NAFTA gets mixed reviews after 10 years

DECEMBER 2003
U.S. will outlaw sale of ephedra
U.S. ability to respond to attack is questioned
Shifts in VA funding goals upset researchers
Dietary supplement bills stalled
Bill helps Filipino WWII vets
High court to hear case on admitting Mexican trucks
Bush: Immigration plan won't involve amnesty
President vows fair trial, says most critical part will be input of Iraqis
Democrats lose critical political point to Bush
Shrine to U.S. success in air, space lands in Virginia
Ridge urges 'legal status' for illegals
Dean bandwagon rolls past debate rivals
A STUNNING DECISION

Osprey aircraft logs 1,000 accident-free hours since deaths
Medicare deal targets migrants

Bush signs financial privacy bill, voiding some Calif. regulations
Bush signs forest-thinning act foes say will benefit timber interests

NOVEMBER 2003
Success of Bush's Baghdad visit is no secret
Proposal targets migrants' offenses
Daisy OKs settlement over dangerous flaws in air guns
Gephardt, Kerry gang up on Dean in Democratic TV debate
Vermonters puzzled at Dean's liberal image
'Special' U.S.-U.K ties questioned
Compromise reached on plan to thin forests
Bush hints more U.S. troops could be needed in Iraq
Senators decry quality, supply of protective gear for troops
Bush's trip spurs outcry in London
Proposals sought for airliner-protection systems
Protests threaten to overshadow Bush speech
Protesters await Bush in London
Six Democrats join in attacking Bush
Army used copters known to lack defenses

Missouri mowers beat California's clean air in Senate
Unions' backing gives edge to Dean in Democratic race
Drug use rate in jail higher for women than men
Use of military planes to fight fires an issue
Forest legislation stalls amid lawmakers' procedural squabble
Library accelerates veterans project
Smuggled children among struggles played out at border
Veterans benefits get help in House
Bush big, bold, visionary, but is he out of touch?
Going back to Iraq
U.S. ban urged for ephedra products
Critics say forest thinning could raise fire risks
Kroc leaves $200 million gift to NPR
Bush pushes 'long-term victory'
Senate privacy bill OK'd; law for Calif. would be trumped
Push to save California's privacy law is thwarted
Bush policy called bad for war on terror


OCTOBER 2003
Wildfires boost forest-thinning bill
Bush says he won't be cowed by Iraq terror
EPA ends funding for system tracking waste from Mexico
Privacy bill may curtail safeguards in state law
Plan to tap Bolivian gas unleashed the furies
Air Force weighs closing reserve, guard bases
Homeless first in line for vacant U.S. sites, but . . .
THE COMFORTS OF CYBERSPACE
Immigration reform gains an unlikely ally in Congress: the GOP
Base-closing threats have lobbyists afoot
Bolivian president steps down after week of protest, bloodshed
Economist sees old flaws in immigration bill
State faces uphill fight for federal funds
Democratic rivals gang up on leading candidate, Wesley Clark
GOP celebrates win; political experts see changing electorate

Immigrant workers end rally for rights in N.Y.
Rep. Davis backs Bush's Iraq funding request

SEPTEMBER 2003
Politicians cross aisle to push farm-worker bill
Clark jabs Bush over policies at first debate
Debate seen as first major test for Clark
Bush's U.N. lobbying fails to sway allies on Iraq aid
Bush calls on U.N. to put aside war anger
Ex-Senator Moseley Braun formally joins 2004 field
Candidates step up Bush, Iraq criticism
RIDGE DEFENDS HOMELAND SECURITY SPENDING LEVEL
U.S. plan for defending airliners against missile attacks faulted
Tempest packed a punch, but not like those of past
Mexican immigrants slow to take citizenship
Isabel expected to hit coast today
Clark enters race for president as 10th Democrat in campaign
Retired general to run for president
Edwards declares presidential candidacy
Whether U.S. Supreme Court will rule on recall is uncertain
Calif. license law for illegals worries feds
Not all stars shine in office
FERC head backs power settlements
9/11 investigators baffled FBI cleared 3 ex-San Diegans
Boxer to urge vote for Bustamante if Davis is recalled
9 candidates differ more openly but still united in criticizing Bush
Marines to come home soon, but might have to go back
Bush seeks $87 billion for postwar challenges

U.S., Mexico attempt to avoid rift over Iraq
Democratic hopefuls take aim at Bush policies
Latino power sets stage for Democrat hopefuls
A fighting Kerry is officially in the race
Long-stalled energy bill has new life
Experience might not mean much to voters

AUGUST 2003
Squadron formed to test Osprey for combat readiness
FERC takes knocks again from GAO in new report
Illegal immigrants feel pain of tightening U.S. job market
Bustamante endorsed by 3 major labor unions
Democrat hopefuls find it's difficult to compete with recall

Marines to be issued lighter, more comfortable helmets soon
Families press for troops' return
Bush planning to add to 2004 bankroll here
Schwarzenegger cheered; Feinstein says Davis can win

Utilities cleared of withholding energy
Castañeda eyes run for Mexican presidency in 2006
Marine leader tells of working with Iraqis

JULY 2003
Agencies lack data on energy markets
President set to visit San Diego in August
Bush takes the rap for speech gaffe
Democrats search for anyone who can win
Transit systems hit a rocky road
Lawmakers call for curbs on ephedra
House panel puts ephedra studies under microscope
Metabolife execs take the Fifth
Opposition to Patriot Act grows resolute

At the border, freedom of movement and the law of hunger
FEC's ruling on donations could affect Issa
Mexico won't halt unlawful U.S. entry
Bush, Blair take on war critics
Sempra, SDG&E will talk to FERC
Rep. Harman questions justification for Iraq war
State Democrats discussing 'caretaker' in case of recall
'Man this ship and bring her to life'
Metabolife execs, worker face subpoenas in ephedra probe

Panel delays vote on issue similar to Issa's
Vote may weigh on Issa role in recall
Dean has an edge in online efforts

Liberia emerges as hot issue on eve of trip

JUNE 2003
Issa focuses on economy, not weapons
Future of natural gas on front burner at federal summit
Bush is expected to raise at least $5 million in two state stops
Dean criticizes his rivals' war support
California's power deals not unfair, FERC says
Three years after deadly accidents, Osprey is fixed, Marines say

Racial preferences upheld
Ex-governor Dean joins race with attack on Bush
U.S. troops face evolving, growing challenge in Iraq
Only recalled governor faced plight similar to Davis'
Admiral nominated as Senate chaplain
Senate OKs offshore survey of fuel reserves
Collapse feared for Medicare, Social Security
Washington allocates less than promised to educate disabled
Terrorism takes root in jungle of S. America
EPA studies chemical's dangers

New campaign rules bring into question Issa funding of recall
Pledges by Sharon, Abbas set peace plan in motion

Bush gets five Arab leaders to back plan
Air of cautious optimism awaits Bush in Middle East
Bush, Putin set aside differences over Iraq
Bush presses for allied unity
Venerable carrier managed to save the best for last
Analysts say Mexico falls short in resolving illegal immigration

MAY 2003
Issa proposes deal to disarm Hezbollah guerrillas
Chilly French reception likely when Bush arrives for summit
Powell sees no rush for Fox's agenda
Debate rekindled on assault-weapon ban
Debate behind bio-vaccine bill moving slowly
Panel moves to cut base closures in '05
White House may put less value on seniors, disabled
Oil and migration make explosive mix in Mexico 
Northrop, Raytheon, Boeing in aircraft deal with Air Force
Mexico seeks higher profile for issue of immigrants
Saudi is no mere news junkie, government says
Mexican official seeks to heal breach with U.S.
Sen. Graham enters Democratic race

9 Democrats differ in debate on issues
Democrats are happy to discuss jobs, not the war
'Turning of the tide'
Sempra ordered to show its price-data safeguards
Bush continues seagoing tradition

President riding high with the troops

APRIL 2003
Registration program for foreigners in U.S. to end
NATO looking to reduce, relocate U.S. troops in Europe
'Lost' Egyptian gets caught up in the justice system
Officials debate world's role in war crimes trials
Immigration crackdown falters in a key court test
Bush to greet troops returning from war
Security funding comes to a head count
Entry-Exit program might end
Commander hopes some Marines can head home
Bush takes tax-cut message to deficit hawk's home state
Where have all the good jobs gone?
History says president may not move Senate
Issa aiding in Middle East diplomacy
Rebuilding a broken nation
Roll out the pork barrel is favorite tune in Congress
Class on sleeping a real eye opener
Military sees growing role for unmanned planes
Marines control uneasy Tikrit
U.S., Mexico pursue common homeland security goals
In shift from war, Bush will pitch tax-cutting plan
Regula makes group’s pork list
Democratic hopefuls get back on stage
Looters, killers ravage Mosul
Squadron strives to live up to its past
Forming democracy, rebuilding country among tough tasks
Airliner protection is subject of debate
Issa wants survivors of fallen noncitizens to benefit
Employers accept fake documents, official says
Decision on Kuhl may tell future for court
Fleeing Iraqi troops left the door open
FERC judge delays OK in Avista case
Joyous Kurds know their region is next battlefield
White House avoiding appearances of gloating
Rumors swirl of terrorists crossing border
Bush, Blair stay upbeat, but differ on U.N.'s role
San Diegan among Iraqis who line up behind Bush
Bush, Blair weigh postwar Iraq plan
Air combat even more complex now
Hawkeye tells planes where to bomb
An art as ancient as war itself gets updated quickly
Navy plans to alter training, quicken response times

U.S. planes support Kurds
Boxer joins in effort to block FERC nominee
Wounded pals' mothers also forge a bond
Tomcats answer the call, drop down for low-level strafing run
Unhurried on the northern front
Experts: Terror risk builds the longer war lasts
Overboard rescues 'fortunate'
In verdant hills, Kurds carry away the corpses
Machinists keep things humming on aircraft carrier
Relief, a sense of freedom emerge from rubble of war

MARCH 2003
Advancing Kurds find resort in ruins
U.S. drug-fighting coordinator named
Tracking of toxic wastes is found outdated
Strike craft don't go near capital without protection from Prowler
Blanket coverage, lots of holes
Mexican ambassador to U.N. beats rumors
Latino, Jewish members of Congress help launch joint strategy organization
Messages make powerful reminders
Bush and Blair vow to enlist help from U.N.
Hussein's forces retreat along northern front
Experts see gaps in preparedness for bioterrorism
FERC paves way for California energy refund
'Cakewalk' falls from the wartime lexicon
Fighter pilots fly on in face of violent storms
Hungry and displaced
President defends military leaders, meets Blair in Md.
San Diego's 'K-Dog' the dolphin helps divers in war on Iraq
Higher reimbursements sought for jailing of criminal aliens
Bush's biggest cost in Iraq expected after shooting stops
North Island's 'Red Griffins' destroy 'significant naval target'
Connie's air wing now targets Iraqi troops
Unheralded copter pilots on carrier play key role
Tensions rise to the north
Around-the-clock air raids continue
Heading to war from carrier
Kurds' bonfires accompany shouts to defeat Hussein
S.D.-based cruiser fired some of first shots
'We will accept no outcome but victory,' Bush tells nation
For leader who likes to take big risks, this is biggest of all
Experts see gaps in preparedness for bioterrorism
Refugee camps take root
Bush issues ultimatum
Terror alert raised one level to orange
Tinderbox lies in wait as spark of war nears


Highway agency's hard road
Mexico fears backlash from vote on Iraq
Bombing starts in war of words
Military fears habitat rules' effect on local bases

War would be swift and lethal, officer says
FERC ready to delve into California's power crisis
Mexican dilemma at the U.N. complicates relationship with the U.S.
Worlds apart on Chaldean crisis
Fallout shelters may soon be back in vogue
Candidates' health draws new interest
Ethnic cleansing

SEN. LEVIN RAPS BUSH FOR STAND ON UN INSPECTIONS, IRAQI WAR
Task force hits possible smugglers of terrorists

Iraq a direct threat, Bush says
White House tries to cool Mexico's ire
Divided court upholds state's 3-strikes law
Kurds wage deadly battle with radical Islamic warriors

Plan would allow arming of cargo pilots
Bush proposal puts community-policing programs at risk
'We will continue to hunt them down'
Experts say frustration with Fox, politics harming Mexico
LINGERING SCARS
Homeland Security nervously springs to life


FEBRUARY 2003
Feinstein criticizes Bush's military policies, rejection of treaties
Fight to keep borders open, alliance told
Copley editor in chief announces retirement
U.S. prods Mexico to support war in Iraq
Democrats' split on Iraq is unmistakable
Anti-war movement has updated look: less fringe, more convention
Showdown with Iraq
Red alert's meaning puzzles local, state officials
Local projects get federal funding of $5M through Regula
Gephardt throws his domestic-issues hat into the ring
Use of 'open registries' is getting closer look
Changing face of rural America
New small Navy ships debated
Embattled Nixon press secretary dies of heart attack in Coronado
Warming signs are everywhere
Fight becomes hotter over cost of aviation measures
Budget sends a mixed message to California
Bush takes gamble on long-term deficits
Deficit-heavy plan arrives

9/11 commission faces 'formidable' job with limited resources
Security effort ignores tribes, leader says

Debate intensifies over the matricula ID card from Mexico
Navy trimming its fleet despite specter of war
Authority to use military force is clear, Bush says


JANUARY 2003
Border security investigators find easy entry into U.S. with false IDs
INS jumps estimate of illegal immigrants
Bush issues challenge on Medicare drugs
Many surprised when Bush urged war on AIDS in Africa
Trusting Iraqi dictator 'not an option,' allies told
President hits hard, takes on his critics
Sharing of information a vital, daunting task for new agency
Pilots test Osprey in rapid descent
State of Union will test Bush's sense of balance
Homeland security nominee criticized for his work as DEA leader
Panel confirms Agent Orange-leukemia link
20,000 more troops called up
Roe v. Wade anniversary, future of court energize abortion debate
'Rape kits' going unprocessed
Ports rally to Hawaii's effort to alter cruise ship law
Promise made for 'solidarity' at border
Shady lenders bilking the working poor, study concludes
GOP leaders speak out against dividend plan
Anti-missile defense sought for airliners
Feinstein urges tougher airlines' cargo security
Bush against U. of Mich. affirmative action
Foreign minister resigning from Mexican Cabinet
Mexicali power plant spurs gas-ban legislation
75,000 Marines might be needed in Persian Gulf
Stimulus package a bit to attract investor class
Democrats contrast their plan to Bush's


DECEMBER 2002
Key rulings expected early in '03 in cases arising from power crisis 
Validity of Mexican story still at issue | It helped Landrieu win in Louisiana 
U.S. farm goods blockade off in Mexico, but not anger
IN IRAQ'S SHADOW – YEMEN
Split of troubled INS raises new fear
A new tool for homeland security?
In Iraq's shadow - Saudi Arabia Strained alliance
Minimizing damage allows GOP to refocus
Gap seen between public, leaders on immigration concerns
With Gore out, others look to jump into '04 race
Gore's departure opens field for key Democrats
Gore won't challenge
Mexican farmers protest NAFTA's squeeze
Fears over refugees, chemical warfare, Kurdish unrest and economic calamity grip Turkey as the United States talks of war against Iraq
California officials say El Paso Corp. manipulated gas supplies

Mexico's Salinas begins rehabilitation role at NAFTA reunion
Officials praise Mexican efforts
Hefty power bill looms
Mexico's Salinas begins rehabilitation role at NAFTA reunion
Database of guns' unique firing marks gets new push
Intelligence agencies bungled chance to head off 9/11, panel says
Plan proposed to clean up toxic mess
Avista seeks to end probe
Military continues research into use of nonlethal weaponry
Salinas a NAFTA conference headliner
White House secrecy stance stirs debate
Settlement offer has energy firm paying millions, aiding inquiry

Hunter is poised to become leader of Armed Services
Saudi details fight to block terror funding

NOVEMBER 2002
El Paso Corp. and California head for showdown over crisis fallout
Despite Bush rainbow, clouds remain
Charity in question as Saudi funds scrutinized
Border czar's role could be toughest to master
Farm advocates want changes to NAFTA tariff program

Crowds cheer Bush at close of NATO trip
New NATO's military might may be greatly exaggerated
Putin cautions Bush to follow U.N. on Iraq
NATO backs Bush on disarming Iraq
NATO to discuss problem of Iraq
Details of shutdown allegations revealed
Customs, INS brace for major shake-up
New U.S. ambassador to Mexico puts focus on immigration issues
Bush seeks NATO aid in event of war with Iraq
Aerospace panel lists 9 ideas to lift industry
Dual mission awaits Bush at summit in Prague
Details of shutdown allegations revealed
Two presidents failed to grasp complexity of immigration issue
House leadership choices widen ideological divide
Mexico relations with U.S. may slide
Pelosi takes reins, vows even hand

Port security plan is approved by Congress; funding questioned
Pelosi was raised for role as Congress' top woman
FERC still lacks muscle, senators told
Officials want Congress to act on homeland security aid
VA chief says backlog of claims shrinking
Pelosi becomes favorite to lead House Democrats
Bush says Cheney will stay on ticket if he runs in 2004
Commandant sees the Corps standing tall at home, abroad
Bush sets sights on tax cuts, more jobs
France supports U.S. on Iraq
Agents sting traffickers in terror, drugs
Mexico revels in new role as a high-profile player at U.N.
No gloating – Bush extends an olive branch

Planners fear Iraq war will bring attacks on U.S.
Governors in 36 states' face testy voters
Case of Simon S&L collapse becomes part of governor's race

OCTOBER 2002
Critical testing is scheduled for troubled Osprey aircraft
Mondale's run for Senate official
U.S. energy plan, a Bush centerpiece, stalls on Hill
Pendleton team faces longer stay in Gulf
Bush administration works at cross purposes as it tries to help small business 
Terrorism shadows Pacific Rim summit
President takes N. Korea, Iraq debates to APEC
Death shifts focus in battle for Senate
Bush can't sway Jiang about Iraq
Bush hosts Asian leaders over 2 days
Port security legislation lacks funds
Effort to curtail INS checkpoints advances
Waivers could aid Mexican trucking
Task force ordered to gulf
Iraq needs complete housecleaning, U.S. arms official says
Bush win on Iraq increases strength
Democrats call for immigrant 'legalization'
Gephardt lent Bush a helping hand
House passes $355 billion bill for defense
3-strikes law faces a test of fairness
Killings at LAX put focus on flaws in immigration system
Tonkin resolution echoes in Congress
Thousands rally in D.C. in support of illegal immigrants
Hyde finds himself amid controversy again
Bush takes steps toward intervening in lockout
Local GOP lawmakers back Bush on Iraq
Audit calls immigrant inmate policy inadequate
Spy agencies lack linguists
Engineer pays 'debt of gratitude' by courting Hispanics for Bush
War could slow the economy, unless U.S. controls the oil
Bipartisan Unity clears way for Iraq resolution
Senate OKs 5 new U.S. judges for San Diego
Panel told alert for terrorists was treated as routine

SEPTEMBER 2002
President's postwar blueprint a tall order
New details emerge on S.D.-based hijackers
Many terrorist watch lists; but who's watching?
Top Marine generals' nominations approved
War-weary Afghans rebuild
Border areas hit hard by health care costs
Tilt-rotor Osprey saved, officials say
Holes in the wall
L.A. could be test site for new port ID cards
El Paso Corp. withheld gas during crisis, judge rules
Mexico is a contrast with Canada in dealing with powerful neighbor
Domestic issues seen dominating elections
FBI information sharing poses concern for security
CROSSROADS IN THE SAND
Panel told of missed chances to foil terror
Official: Tip-off about 2 hijackers was too late
Internet drug ring is broken
Veneman announces she has breast cancer
INS tracking system flawed, official says
Probe to focus on hijackers from S.D.
Opium's bounty 
FERC's power plan draws opposition
Border-crosser arrests decline 28% in a year
Faith under fire
Two F-16 pilots could face military criminal trials
NATION SET TO MOVE ON
High-tech system tracks visitors 
Bush tells U.N. to punish Iraq
Pentagon, whole again, salutes heroes
BUSH LEADS WAY IN DAWN-TO-DUSK RESPECTFULNESS 

Mexico's timing on treaty pullout faulted
Bush gripped reins firmly
Bush reorganization is still far from done
House reins hinge on voter mood

Transportation chief has had tough ride since 9/11 attacks

AUGUST 2002
Osprey program moving toward more dangerous testing
Foreign ports join terror fight
U.S. 'red teams' think like terrorists to test security
Less-educated women gravitating toward GOP
INS inundated with criticism over visa plan
INS chief to quit post by year's end
Bennett's kin decry Bush's lack of response
FERC orders deeper power inquiry
Fox appeals to Texas governor to halt execution of Mexican
Both parties see Latinos as key to electoral success
Pentagon official has 'some real problems' with Osprey's design
Radiation waste list ordered released
Marines set sights on new basic rifle
'3 strikes' no deterrent to drug crimes, study shows
Prosecutions rise following overhaul of immigration laws
President granted authority on trade
Boxer's wilderness bill spurs fire concerns
Lack of aid leaves Bush short in plans for Iraq
Flow of Brazilians to U.S. a growing trend
'Suspicious activities' found in truck inquiry 
Gore's loss still chafes party
FERC's new power plan draws static
Durbin calls on FDA to ensure safety of diet aids


JULY 2002
Kerry criticizes Bush leadership 
Airports encounter obstacles in hiring screeners
FDA panel wants pregnant women advised on tuna in diet
Army official grilled on Enron tactics
Top Marine slated to head NATO forces
House panel cites serious failures by spy agencies
Mexican immigrant office to be absorbed
Energy regulators draw fire
Hey, seniors: Prescription giveaways are out there 
$20 billion sits in nuclear dump fund, or does it?
Congress no rubber stamp for Bush plan
INS gets reality check on schools
Mexicans aim a boycott at their homeland
Teen-age birthrate declines to lowest level ever recorded
2nd pilotless spy plane crashes in Afghanistan
Election-year anxieties play in Yucca vote
President's speech failed on two fronts
Bush plans crackdown, defends '90 stock sale
U.S. said to be wasting billions on transit
Agency wobbling on takeoff
Military branches say they need more people
America is on alert for holiday terrorism


JUNE 2002
Tribal lands at border turned into 'war zone'
Living at the end of the road, Tohono O'Odham man draws a line
Voucher ruling has little impact beyond Ohio
Bush, Putin seal pact to safeguard Russian weapons
Anthrax-attack researcher is subject of scrutiny by the FBI
Coast Guard to spend $17 billion to bring force into 21st century
Defense secretary merges 2 of nation's combat commands
Bush stance on Arafat not backed at summit
Bush in Canada for summit
Defendants are not entitled to all information, justices rule
Bill aims to bar radioactive waste from regular dumps
Some Bush advisers oppose boost in ethanol use
For a watchdog, FERC has little bite, study says 
Ports awarded security grants
INS must check schools that have foreign
students

Security office plan may spark turf war
Shots Across the Border
Gunfire wounds 8 border crossers
VA chief backs health benefits for Filipino vets
Supreme Court narrows scope of disability act
Behind Bush's change of mind on forming Homeland Security Dept.
Proposed changes are massive, and have critics
Bush's grand plan
Area biotech stymied by lack of law on radioactivity
House passes bill to protect nation's ports
U.S. weighs plan to keep tabs on certain visitors
Experts quietly study odds of terror strikes on farm products
Nuclear waste disposal rules bent

MAY 2002
Military to scale back anthrax vaccinations
Repaired Osprey to return to the air
Bush tells pope about his concern for church
NATO buries Cold War fears, welcomes Russia
Pay-as-you-go method of funding for federal highways is questioned
Some rules can keep FBI from sharing secrets with local police
Bush pays homage to fallen at D-Day site
French leader, public protests greet 'jet-lagged' Bush on arrival
Politicians fight to win over Office Park Dads
Enron ties dog Army secretary
Putin drives Russia on path of West
Bush, Putin sign treaty to slash nuclear weapons
Bush to warn Putin on Iran
Bush's status may not help GOP in races for Congress
Bush hails Western solidarity
Power sellers ordered to tell of sham trades
Fast-track foes hurting trade efforts
GOP backs Hunter for key House committee
Europe's harsh view of Bush has softened
INS overhaul to begin at top
Bush plan on welfare, marriage on rocks

Uproar may mean nation is ready for solid inquiry
White House turns tables on Congress
Enron team knew early of dubious deals
Tensions rise as U.S., Mexico prepare to discuss immigration
Waxman says task force tried to ignore state energy crisis
Russians, U.S. agree on nuclear arms cuts
Unemployment looms as major hurdle for Bush
Fox subdued on migration issue
Immigration pressures mount for Fox
Energy bill would shield fuel industry from liability
Bush faces strong congressional challenge on homeland security
Health care poised to get political
Welfare reform 'not done,' activists say
Talks fail to defuse trade tension
Marines get OK to resume Osprey tests
Bush wants Texas ally as ambassador to Mexico
Think tank critical of White House security strategy

APRIL 2002
House OKs INS breakup into 2 separate bureaus | Agency
Rumsfeld, Russian counterpart see arms talks strides
Canadians criticize U.S. for snubs
Bush tariff increases strain close U.S. ties
Rumsfeld pledges aid in building Afghan army
Hunter to seek chair of armed services
Rumsfeld visits troops in Kyrgyzstan
House OKs INS breakup into 2 separate agencies
High court mulls policy over defendant's right to evidence
Nuclear dump foes cite danger in hauling waste cross-country
Ethanol on front burner in cleaner fuel debate
Senate OKs bill aimed at bolstering border security
Bill designed to speed up border flow and security
Gore tries to mend political fences
Gore attacks Bush's domestic policies in Florida address
Bid to rein in energy firms fails
Rumsfeld says he won't lie, but will limit war information
Feds preview model security checkpoints for airports
Bush tries to reclaim free-trade credentials
War on Terror At Difficult Stage

More ethanol may mean less money for roads
Police may gain power to enforce immigration Plan has local officers, rights groups on edge
FDA to review seafood mercury warnings


MARCH 2002
Terrorists can apply to stay – so says bill
Reforms promised in use of government credit cards
Bush path to Latin free trade has hurdles
Bush pledges help to Peru in fighting terrorism, drugs
Bush, Fox fail to solve immigration issue
Bush wants focus on border
Government scales back environmental protections
A stop in Mexico to open Bush Latin America trip
Rumsfeld may have sunk NASA nomination

INS critics take aim at libertarians at the top
INS not the only target of ire
Bush proposes new aid for poor nations working for improvement
Bush blasts INS foul-up on visas for 2 terrorists
U.S. must cut demand for illegal drugs, czar says
Over objections, troops on border to be unarmed
U.S. hails arrest, but isn't dishing out reward money just yet
Cartel crackdown may aid Fox in U.S. talks
Petition claims Mexican government violated rape victim's abortion right
Bush is pressed on guest workers
Dead or alive, Arellano still a top-ten fugitive
Latin leaders feeling slighted as U.S. turns focus to war on terror
Common chemicals could threaten nation, CIA warns

FEBRUARY 2002
Pentagon says disinformation is for enemies, not public or media
School vouchers before high court
Nixon broke the ice 30 years ago; Bush seeks a China thaw
'Axis of evil' adds twist to Bush visit
National ID system explored for ports
Bush finds lawmakers unwilling to give up funds for local projects
Lawmakers seek probe of Sept. 11 failures
Air cargo seemingly forgotten in scramble for airport security
Officials, experts ponder threat still posed by Al-Qaeda
Defense plan sends Navy into some rough budgetary seas
Spending blueprint calls on nation to embrace red ink
Bush puts budget on war footing
Arms spending reform debated
Congress heads into uncharted waters
No takers on Ashcroft offer to terrorist tipsters
California to get $100 million to counter bioterrorism
U.S. freezes assets of those believed linked to drug cartel


JANUARY 2002
Bush set to visit Mexico in March
Hearing urged on Enron role in power crisis
President gives nation at the crossroads of war a map for what lies ahead
Bush pledges to defeat terrorism, end recession, bolster
homeland defense

Bush voter-approval rate among blacks, women strong
War expense, deficits cloud Bush blueprint for critical year
Colleges critical of plan to track foreign students
Bush would double homeland security funds
Federal aid promised to cities for counter-terrorism efforts
Bush to seek $48 billion boost in defense funds
U.S. troops revisit old Philippines struggle
Tough year at home awaits Bush
Gun shows called a terrorist ally

Marine Corps fashion has become quite pixilated
U.S. urged to quit its Saudi bases
Past year shows cracks in nuclear plant security
Anti-anthrax sanitization fries mail to crispy mess, lawmakers discover
Navy's top admiral submits plan for sustaining, improving service
Unmanned spy plane crashes after duty

DECEMBER 2001
Argentina's financial woes may pose problem for Bush
On domestic front, Bush's popularity fails to scare Democrats
Withdrawal from ABM treaty more symbolic than meaningful for now
Drop in aerospace sales forecast for '02
Feds stockpile drug to combat radiation
U.S. not lacking ordnance for Afghanistan
Survey links Lou Gehrig's disease, Gulf War service
Fiscal watchdog assured NASA job
Recession, anthrax put spotlight on postal woes
FBI's future unresolved as Ashcroft seeks shift
Coast Guard commandant says resources strained

Congress, Ventura take turns swinging at Selig
Bush lobbies lawmakers for fast-track trade authority
'Friendly fire' still a killer despite weapons advances
Ashcroft  In Hot  Seat After Low-Key Start
Congresswoman says Ridge 'is failing' on homeland security
Debate heats up over nuclear safeguards
Senators move to keep better track of foreigners

NOVEMBER 2001
Navy lifeline helps Americans get season's greetings to the troops
Marines renew campaign to get Osprey into service
House-approved plan limits liability in nuclear accidents
Navy may mothball entire Spruance class of destroyers
Relief agents stress peacekeeping need
Hearing on INS changes canceled
Summit tall on pomp, short on circumstance
Fast friends Bush, Putin fail to resolve arms issues
Navy ready to double number of reservists on active duty
Airport explosive-detection devices underused, spot check finds
Putin gets relaxed rancher welcome
'Disaster relief' sometimes receives a broad definition
Community hit hard by 9/11 hit again
Putin to meet with Bush for weapons talks
Cost of recovery weighs heavily
World must do more to end terror, Bush warns
Feds are flunking computer security
More Guard troops will patrol airports
Bush urges volunteer efforts by Americans
Disease center in need of infusion
Bush popularity no help in elections
Terrorist attacks force VA to refocus on homeland role
Distracted New Yorkers elect new mayor this week
Threats reveal a need for safe harbor
2 new planes to help find bombing targets on Afghanistan front
U.S. to be kept 'indefinitely' on high alert status
Use of cluster bombs has Pentagon on the defensive

24-hour public relations offensive is aimed at Taliban propaganda


OCTOBER 2001
Officials scramble in taking new posts
U.S. crews now alert to any errant airliners
Navy's master-at-arms security force to be expanded
Methods explored to sanitize U.S. mail
111,000 sailors serving at sea get salary boost
Bush trip demonstrates dramatic shifts in policy
Quest for normalcy appears elusive
'Some progress' on missile defense
Bush vows to rally economies
U.S. copters not as vulnerable as Soviet craft in Afghanistan
U.S. needs more bombers, experts say
Bush oversees terror war from overseas
Jiang affirms support during visit with Bush
Congress torn between caution, panic
Bush set for coalition building trip Shanghai
Senator, ABC News new targets of anthrax
First lady setting a serene example
Rush to blame not part of this war
War on terrorism has slowed war on drugs
U.S. media struggle with information restrictions
Ease of getting IDs, other documents a concern
Inspectors at U.S. borders lack resources to combat terrorists
Man denied ties to hijacker, indictment says
Jihad rooted in despair
Officials work to allay anthrax fears
Old agendas to test bipartisanship
War going as planned, Bush says
NATO aircraft to patrol skies over America
Bioterror safeguards assailed as inadequate
Injured Afghan man thrust into media spotlight
Top advisers named on global terrorism, cyberspace
U.S. needs air bases closer to targets, experts say
Islamic schools teach fiery mix of religion, politics
Feedback on strikes takes time
Pakistan chief holds reins for now
Ridge becomes homeland security chief
Bush rallies nation and allies
U.S. lashes back
Marine Corps assembles anti-terrorism unit
Fox 'clearly, loudly' sides with America
Lawmakers fear U.S. unprepared for bioterrorism
Reagan National Airport to reopen on limited basis
Fed leads drive to pump up economy
Rallies urge support of Taliban
Va. man charged with false ID aid
Senate may tangle over energy issue
Strategy review calls for
Muslim leader criticizes arrests
Shiites refugees bear war scars

SEPTEMBER 2001

Anti-war rally held in D.C.

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99 law on pay could be costly in terror war
Navy to keep personnel in key jobs from leaving duty
In Pakistan protest, bin Laden hailed as hero
Armed and historically dangerous
Feds to increase air security role
Armed forces putting stop to key discharges
Definition of victory in new war elusive
Experts say Marine Corps, Navy roles may be limited
Refugees at a crossroads
President freezes flow of terrorists' financing
Bush-Fox immigration overhaul falls victim to terrorism
Amid crisis, Bush steps into transformed role
Support for U.S. prevailing in Pakistan
N.Y. disaster a challenge for San Diego dental sleuth
Price of war could lead to increase in pacifism
Tourists drawn to scene of disaster
How much help Taliban foes can offer is unclear
Speech was the right balance of indignation, determination
San Diego grief counselors on front line
Experts say this is not like Vietnam
U.S. mulls takeover of airport security
'Justice will be done'
Experts say Jersey City is a breeding ground for terrorist cells
Some seek quick rebuilding of towers
Rumsfeld: U.S. to hit terrorists' backers
Bush says nation enduring economic 'tough times'
Different war, different roles for U.S. allies
Manhattan seeks 'normalcy'
Bush slams Muslim bias
Bomb scares keep capital edgy
Special forces could play key role in 'new kind of war'
Ready or not, shaken firms open today amid rubble
Afghanistan warned: Hand over bin Laden
Dark scenes from a tragedy
Bush girds for battle
3 Marine officers guilty of falsifying reports on Osprey
Tragedy brings out profiteers, evildoers
Bush vows to 'rid world of evil'
Bush visits devastated site
Volunteers' outpouring marks spirit of New York
190 dead at Pentagon
Bush foreign policy more like father's since attacks
Bush says focus is 'whipping terrorism'
Rescue hopes rise and fall
Bush's leadership faces a crucial test
Pentagon, capital struggle to cope
Government seeks sense of normalcy, but crisis dominates
In search for missing, family, friends congregate at hospitals and schools
Ravaged pentagon still 'in business'
Washington jolted to wartime status
Terrorist assaults deal blow to nation's psyche
Author calls spouse from doomed plane
Bush vows U.S. will punish those behind 'these evil acts'
Missile defense divides parties
Marines fast-track Mercedes purchase
No immigration deal on the table for Fox visit to U.S.

AUGUST 2001
Survey: Nearly 25% of students could get a gun
Runway tolls urged to ease air crunch
Does U.S. need army of foreign workers?
Military seeks easing of environmental laws
New chief sees FERC as market cop
Steep drop in federal surpluses projected
Radioactive wastes slip through cracks
Marine general, 7 officers face Osprey-related hearing
Gore gives notice his silence is over
No change by Bush seen for coed military recruit training
Both sides in stem cell debate express relief
Governors, feds clash on siting power lines
Division marks start of governors meeting
Tide running against Bush on expanding free trade
Panel votes to undo abortion gag rule
House votes to allow new drilling in Alaska
Lawmakers to debate Bush plan for energy

JULY 2001
Effort to remake military erodes into war over turf
Marines set for a change of "cammies"
FERC orders more hearings over refunds
Bush says U.S. to stay in Balkans
INS mixes up Chicago ZIP codes
Bush gained much in talks with Putin about missile shield
Bush, Putin forge arms accord
Summit split over Bush's rejection of Kyoto pact
Violence overshadows summit
Blair stands by Bush as criticism mounts
World Bank, trade top Bush agenda in Europe
President faces an attention deficit
Clash over B-1B bomber fleet blunts prospects for reform
Osprey squadron chief may face trial
Pentagon may sink high-tech destroyer

JUNE 2001
Lawmakers blast defense plan
Defense budget long on people but short on new weaponry
Cheney's canceling of A-12 jet pact may be costly lesson
 Navy's recruitment, retention on upswing
Bush, Putin build ties, put off issues for now
One whirlwind trip couldn't solve it all
We're not the enemy, Bush tells Moscow
Bush's plan to leave Vieques questioned
Bush: Missile defense idea gaining among Europeans
Pentagon morale study backs better pay, housing
Bush defends his positions in Europe
Bush braces for EU talks, knocks global warming pact
Bush faces diplomatic test in first trip to Europe
New Navy secretary putting combat readiness, people first
Bush seeks extra $5.6 billion for military

MAY 2001
Changes in Senate could offer state relief
Annapolis grads hear Bush call for risk-taking
Jefford's move could be a disaster for Bush team
Latest attempt to keep Osprey alive has its doubters
Camp Pendleton visit on Bush's itinerary
Nuclear waste plan lacks core
Worries follow Mexican trucks north
U.S., Texas officials clash over truck inspections at Mexico border
Bush stumps for his new energy plan
Governor lambastes president's strategy
Bush energy plan offers no swift help for state
Analysis: Bush must hope for patience as he sells long-term energy plan
Marines seem to have winner in new ground attack vehicle
Rumsfeld is coy on weapons in space
Bush says tax cuts will help many deal with energy costs
Veteran Copley journalist Stephen Green dies
Bush pushes his plan for free trade
New Command to get armed forces to fight as one
Lack of punishment defended in Cole attack, sub collision
White House takes on Tex-Mex flair
Bush names Social Security reform panel
Criticism muted at congressional Osprey heari


APRIL 2001
Bush selects GOP insider to head INS
Bush off to fast start in first 100 days, say analysts
Nyland named to take over Marine air programs
Navy brass may try to sink sub sale to Tiwan
President faces big post-summit test on trade
Leaders endorse free trade expansion
Leaders seek unity on trade as protests flare
Osprey pressures led to fatal trade-offs
Opening of trade talks marred by protests
Osprey gets guarded reprieve
Trade tops agenda for Americas summit
Bush vows to push for "fast track" authority

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