President Bush, speaking at a fundraiser Wednesday that an official said raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the struggling campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann, devoted about half of his speech to the war in Iraq.
Sen. John Kerry is revving up his online political machine to raise campaign cash for Democratic Senate nominee Ned Lamont.
Sweeping new rules aimed at prodding companies into shoring up their pension plans and ensuring that workers get the retirement benefits they’ve been promised are about to become law, along with a list of pork-barrell projects that had nothing to do with pension reform.
A former American school teacher said publicly Thursday he was with JonBenet Ramsey when she was killed and called the 6-year-old’s death “an accident,” a stunning admission that should help answer 10 years of questions in the unsolved murder case. John Mark Karr, 41, will be taken within the week to Colorado, where he will face charges of first degree murder, kidnapping and child sexual assault, Ann Hurst of the Department of Homeland Security told a news conference in Bangkok. “I was with JonBenet when she died,” John Mark Karr told reporters afterward, visibly nervous and stuttering as he spoke. “Her death was an accident.”