This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) President Bush's luncheon to cap his first 100 days in office featured; scenes shown; details given of the criticism of some of his proposals on education and environment. [BUSH - talks about a more "agreeable" tone in Washington.] [Representative Martin FROST - says Bush is all about public relations.] [At lunch, Senator John BREAUX - calls for a bipartisan budget agreement.]
(White House: John King) Vice President Dick Cheney's outline of the administration's energy policy featured; details given of proposals of new power plants, natural gas pipelines, more coal-producing and nuclear power plants. The logjam in the Senate over Bush's eduction bill discussed.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer; Capitol Hill: Jonathan Karl) The reasons why Democrats and some big name Republicans did not show up for the White House luncheon and speculation about the issues of the next 100 days discussed.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(White House: David Ensor) President Bush's missile defense system proposals to be outlined tomorrow previewed; details given of planned nuclear cutbacks and the development of billions of dollars worth of missile defenses. [May 23, 2000, BUSH - talks about nuclear weapons.] [Carnegie Endowment Joseph CIRINCIONE - says there are years to go in testing before deployment; offers views on a United States withdrawal from the anti-ballistic missile treaty.] The split within the administration on whether to abrogate the anti-ballistic missile treaty and the issue of developing new nuclear weapons noted. [Former assistant defense secretary Richard PERLE - says we don't need approval from the Russians.]
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Tomorrow's appearance of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on the show and coverage of Bush's missile defense speech tomorrow announced.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Taped interview held with counselor to the president Karen Hughes about President Bush's first 100 days. [HUGHES - explains where the money for the missile defense system would come from; comments on the politics of Bush's education bill and on the voucher idea; says the biggest disappointment of the first 100 days is the misperception of his environmental policy; defends the administration position on arsenic in drinking water; says tax relief, the budget and education reform are the key issues of the next 100 days.] CNN/"Los Angeles Times" poll findings indicating the people feel Bush favors business over environment cited.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The State Department's new approach to reports on terrorism reported.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The flight of technicians to China to inspect the damaged surveillance plane on Hainan Island to determine if the plane can be flown out of China reported.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The deadline for a program to allow illegal immigrants to pursue permanent residency reported.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The first day at the International Space Station for American space tourist Dennis Tito and the signal to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) from the robotic Pioneer 10 spacecraft reported.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) E-mail letters from viewers quoted.