The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing to release the findings of a four-year investigation into the Bush administration's assertions about Iraq's alleged supply of banned weapons during the buildup to the Iraq War.
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson "on Sunday pressed for a do-over primary this spring by mail that could be paid for by private donations to the state Democratic Party," reports the Orlando Sentinel. Although the estimated $6 million cost of such a do-over remains an obstacle, supporters of the move insist that the money can be raised.
An Associated Press report finds that "a vast array of pharmaceuticals—including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones—have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans."
According to Congressional Quarterly's Poll Tracker, Barack Obama has a a big lead over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's Mississippi primary. Rasmussen Reports finds that Obama is leading Clinton 53 percent to 39 percent, with a margin of error of 4 points.
As Mississippi prepares for Tuesday's primary, Biloxi newspaper the Sun Herald looks at how this year's state contest will carry more weight in the nominating process than it ever has before.
A traditionally Republican district in Illinois was overtaken by Democrats as Bill Forster acquired House Speaker Dennis Hastert's congressional seat in Illinois. Two other GOP seats will open this year in Illinois because of Republican retirements.
Louisiana voters will have to be patient as the state continues a long process of filling vacancies in the U.S. House of Representatives. Louisiana’s 1st and 6th Districts will face another round of voting on April 5 because majority-vote winners did not emerge in Saturday’s primaries.
John McCain has questioned the use of federal money for a number of “pork” projects meant for scientific research. “He has criticized the $2 million spent on Oregon's Groundfish Disaster Outreach Program, the $280,000 spent on asparagus technology in Washington state [and] the $600,000 for peanut research in Alabama,” according to The Washington Post.
Congress is debating the powers of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act this week, the law outlining U.S. surveillance measures to combat foreign terrorism. The Wall Street Journal notes, “Largely missing from the public discussion is the role of the highly secretive NSA in analyzing that data."
Research is currently underway to “take the genetic fingerprint of any tumor, divine which genetic mutations drive it, and help clinicians choose the best weapons against it,” The Boston Globe reports. The cancer research should make it easier for patients to decide if chemotherapy is the best course of action.
Two usual allies, environmentalists and Eskimos, are now in contention over the endangered species status of polar bears. Eskimos in Alaska and Canada, who hunt polar bears, argue that the condition of the bears is not as grim as environmentalists insist.