Close political associates of Sen. Jesse Helms are boosting Elizabeth Dole as his successor in North Carolina, and the senator himself is said to be fond of her though he is unlikely to make a formal endorsement for the Republican nomination.
"The president's on vacation; can America survive?" This has been the not-too-subtle theme of the hundreds of stories about President Bush spending "too much," "a lot" or a "record-breaking amount" of time on his ranch in Texas.
Perhaps one good result of President Bush's toying with the unpopular notion of granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens is that Americans are starting to have a frank debate about the constitutional, cultural, social, moral and economic questions involved.
During his campaign for the presidency, George Bush repeatedly made the bugle-cry pledge to a beleaguered military, "Help is on the way."
According to the South China Morning Post, Joseph Prueher told an audience in Seattle that the PRC's "People's Liberation Army was 'not very potent' as a fighting force, even though China yearned for a strong military that matched its standing in the world."
The President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security meets again Wednesday to discuss ways of maintaining the system's solvency and viability.
We're told that Ben McKay and Dan Berger, chief political strategists for Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, who is weighing a run for Congress in 2002, have paid a visit to the National Republican Congressional Committee on Capitol Hill, where they have interviewed prospective campaign staff, consultants and vendors.
It's always enlightening - and a little disturbing - when issues divide almost uniformly along gender lines. Such was the case in response to a recent column I wrote about Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who is charged with drowning her five children.