And now the most riveting two minutes in television, the latest from the wartime grapevine:
The Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq, Charles Duelfer, has told Congress that a major obstacle he faces is that Iraqi scientists won't talk. One member of congress insists he knows why.
Indiana Republican Congressman Steve Buyer says Iraqi scientists are being systematically murdered.
Nine have been killed in the past year, and that, Buyer tells the Washington Times, -- "leads you to conclude that ... [they] are being selectively assassinated so they cannot tell" of Iraqi weapons.
Duelfer, meanwhile, says -- "Many [Iraqi scientists] perceive a grave risk in speaking with us ... and many of those we have found are not giving us complete answers."
Absent on Air
John Dean -- the former Nixon aide who in a new book says the Bush administration is more corrupt than Nixon's -- was imprisoned for his role in Watergate, convicted of conspiracy to obstruct justice and defraud the government. But you wouldn't know that from recent media coverage of his new book.
CBS' "Early Show" -- which had Dean on this morning -- describes Dean as -- "one of the main whistle-blowers credited with bringing the Nixon presidency to its end." And when Dean gave his first TV interview last week to PBS's "NOW with Bill Moyers," PBS said he -- "mesmerized the country [30 years ago] with his testimony in the Watergate hearings ... [and] would go down in history for his role in the Watergate scandal."
Work to Do Among Hispanics?
President Bush apparently has some work to do among Hispanics. A new poll of Hispanic voters nationwide shows that John Kerry leads President Bush by a 58 to 33 percent margin.
President Bush's pollsters have said they're hoping to attract at least 38 to 40 percent of the Hispanic vote for the election in November. In addition, the Miami Herald-Zogby International poll shows that 65 percent of Hispanics have a favorable view of Kerry, while fewer than half feel that way about President Bush.
Republican Refused, Independent Excused?
Bucknell University is refusing to let Republican Congressman Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who's running for the Senate, speak on campus because the school has a policy against letting political candidates speak during election years ... but the administration is not only having Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader speak at next month's graduation ceremony, it's paying him $13,000 to do so.
The Campus Conservatives Club, which invited Toomey to speak a few weeks ago, calls that a -- "clear double standard." But the school says it's being fair because Nader was invited to speak before he announced his candidacy.
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
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