Eight days after a giant tsunami struck Asia, relief workers faced “absolute chaos” in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Monday as a $2 billion operation to help disaster victims fought to get off the ground.
Back from a week at his Texas ranch, President Bush is meeting with newly elected members of Congress where battle lines already are being drawn on his second-term goals to simplify tax laws, partially privatize Social Security and rein in medical liability lawsuits.
In New Haven, Conn., AIDS counselors don’t hesitate to stop and pray anytime someone needs a boost. In Charleston, S.C., Crisis Ministries provides shelter and meals for the homeless and the hungry. Both are on a White House list of “faith-based organizations” that together received more than $1 billion in federal grants in 2003. But when it comes to religion, the groups’ philosophies are quite different.