Unrest in Pakistan Thousands of protesting lawyers clashed with police on the streets of Lahore today, and lawyers across the country were arrested as President Musharraf dealt with the fallout from his decision to declare emergency rule, The New York Times and The Washington Post report. The WaPo also reports that the U.S. will review the $150 million in aid currently provided to Pakistan in the wake of the imposition of emergency rule and the subsequent crackdown.
Bipartisanship Left Behind The WaPo examines the unexpected alliance between President Bush and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., over education reform, and why the alliance - and the renewal of Bush's signature No Child Left Behind legislation - has bogged down.
The Gentler Sex? The New York Times - and candidates - are asking whether gender matters in a presidential campaign in the wake of a debate where supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton say her opponents piled on in a way they wouldn't have if she were a man. Clinton's critics say she's using gender as a shield.
No Compromise for the Children The Times reports that missteps on both sides killed compromise over a major children's health insurance bill vetoed by the president, despite efforts by a bipartisan group of legislators to make the bill work.