House Republicans canceled a vote to extend the historic act because some said it unfairly singled out Southern states. The “rebellion” was “a significant embarrassment for the party leadership,” according to the N.Y. Times.
A Hollywood studio and a Lebanese production company have produced a $1-million public service ad aimed at discouraging suicide bombings. Their funding came from “an independent, non-governmental group of scholars, non-political people,” according to an exec. (Via Huff Po)
Last week the media seized upon several issues in Iraq, Afghanistan and the White House that supposedly had Bush “on a roll.” But after a subsequent negative turns of events, Media Matters asks whether the media will give the same amount of attention to Bush’s roll in the opposite direction….