Congress will approve $51.8b relief package for Katrina; joint House-Senate inquiry into hurricane response is approved. Budget director: "This will not be the last request." [WP, WSJ, NYT]


Politicians look to gain momentum from Katrina fallout. Rothenberg: "Politicians see this as a potentially defining event and they are worried how they are going to be seen. Politicians realize that public opinion could turn on this, just the way it turned on 9/11." [WSJ, WP]

Democrats launch multi-front attack on administration's response to Katrina. Pelosi on Bush: "Oblivious. In denial. Dangerous." Kerry: "What you see here is a harvest of four years of complete avoidance of real problem solving and real governance in favor of spin and ideology." [NYT]

Hillary stirs up opposition with Katrina-related proposals as strategists warn Democratic rhetoric could backfire; "Privately, [Bill Clinton] has been incredulous over what he regards as the administration's failure to grasp quickly the perilous situation materializing in New Orleans, particularly for poor African Americans." [WP, LAT]

Rehnquist showed "how a wise man looks at the law and a good man looks at life," Bush eulogizes. [WP, NYT, USAT]

Army Corps of Engineers wasted hundreds of millions of dollars before Katrina on pork-barrel spending. [WP]

Democrats want Roberts' legal memos. [WP, NYT, LAT]

Lawmakers criticize Chertoff at private briefing. [NYT]

Brownstein: Bush "may have enlisted Roberts for a job that others could have done: winning confirmation as a conservative replacement for the staunchly conservative Rehnquist. Meanwhile, Bush may have diverted Roberts from a mission for which he appeared unusually well-suited: winning confirmation to succeed O'Connor." [LAT]

Schwarzenegger will veto gay marriage bill. [LAT, NYT, USAT]

Scholar warns Western Europe could easily be a breeding ground for terrorism: "Fixing the Middle East is only part of the problem. It is a West European problem, too." [WP]

MoveOn ad links Roberts to Katrina: "The images after Hurricane Katrina show we still live in a society where significant racial inequities exist. We believe John Roberts' record on civil rights. . . is clearly not the direction our country needs to head now." [USAT]

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