This program is 28 minutes long
(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer) The issue of the rise in gasoline prices examined; statistics cited on oil company profits. [In Madison, WI, MOTORIST - complains.] [At hearings, Robinson Oil Company CEO Thomas ROBINSON - says the system is stressed.] [Senators Frank MURKOWSKI, Charles SCHUMER - comment on energy problems.]
(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer, Kate Snow) The limits on what Congress can do about the gasoline prices and the Democrats' hammering of President Bush for favoring special interests discussed. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT, Senator Tom DASCHLE - criticize Bush's administration.]
(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(Houston: Kelly Wallace) Bush's response to the Democratic criticism reviewed.
(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer) New questions for former Senator Bob Kerrey about the incident in the Vietnam War in which his Navy SEAL team killed civilians in 1969 reported. [KERREY - says the mission was not to kill innocent people.]
(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer) Live interview held with Representatives David Dreier and Charles Rangel about President Bush's first 100 days and his agenda, including much bickering about various issues; details given from the CNN/"USA Today"/Gallup poll on Bush's job rating and the public's perception of Bush's relationship with big business. [From New York, RANGEL - comments on the people's view of Bush; criticizes the Bush tax cut plan, which is directed to the rich; raises environmental issues.] [In Washington, DREIER - praises Bush's budget; cites the people's support for the tax cuts; defends Bush's proposals to reduce prescription drug prices within the Medicare system.] Statement from political writer Morton Kondracke about how Bush has changed the tone in politics quoted.
(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer) The rescue of ailing American doctor Ronald Shemenski from a research base in the South Pole in Antarctica reported. [In telephone interview from Puntas Arenas, Chile, SHEMENSKI - talks bout his health problem involving gall stones that inflamed the pancreas; comments on the rescue flight.]
(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer) The Navy's plans to resume exercises on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, reported; scenes shown of the bombing range.
(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer) The hero's funeral in China for pilot Wang Wei, who died after a collision with an American spy plane, reported; statement from Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhang Qiyue criticizing the United States for provoking Chinese sovereignty quoted.
(Capitol Hill: Wolf Blitzer) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director Joe Allbaugh's assessment of the flooding in Davenport, Iowa, reported; scenes shown.