January 07, 2005

A new AP Poll finds Americans still split about Bush. W's approval rating is at 49 percent, with 49 percent disapproving. That rating is quite low for a president at the start of the second term. Just before their second inauguration, Presidents Reagan and Clinton had job approval ratings near 6 in 10.

In their continuing quest to buy more championships, the Yankees agree on a 2 year $32 million deal with Randy Johnson. Frank Deford discusses the hidden costs of rooting for the Yankees in his latest NPR commentary.

A telethon held in Saudi Arabia raised more than $82 million for victims of the Asian tsunami.

Yesterday was another bad day in Iraq as 9 more American troops were killed. The total killed since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003 now stands at 1,349.

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