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On tonight's edition of “Special Report”…
President Bush is in Tucson, Arizona today, and El Paso, Texas tomorrow, focusing attention on immigration reform. It's an issue he pushed in his first year in office, before the 9/11 attacks demanded his attention. When he signed the Homeland Security Department's budget last month, he said the goal is to seal the borders and return all illegal immigrants. Carl Cameron has more.
And Sen. Carl Levin, the top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, has charged repeatedly that the president said before the war that he couldn't distinguish between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. Sen. Levin isn't backing away from that remark. Major Garrett has more.
Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham pleads guilty to tax violations and resigns as a member of Congress. Cunningham has been under investigation since his sale of his home to a defense contractor at an apparently inflated price in 2003 attracted the attention of federal investigators. Cunningham is an eight-term congressman and Vietnam War flying ace. Brian Wilson has a report.
Also, during a 2003 case, while a member of a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito was the only one of the three who thought the strip search of a 10-year old girl and her mother was legal. Alito's remark on the strip search of a 10-year-old girl reportedly could prompt questions in his upcoming Senate hearings. Megyn Kendall explains why.
And the trial of Saddam Hussein resumed Monday with the former Iraqi president trying to take command of the courtroom and angrily complaining about being shackled and mistreated by foreign guards. A former U.S. attorney general sat with the defense team. Dana Lewis has more from Baghdad.
And don’t miss the final part of Amy Kellogg’s series, “Reporter’s Notebook: Inside Iran.”
Plus, a senior resident assistant at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire was told he could no longer lead Bible study in his dorm room because he is considered a state employee. Free speech activists say that he should be able to continue the practice. Correspondent Steve Brown takes a fair and balanced look at the issue.
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