Patrick Fitzgerald presents his case to the grand jury; Karl Rove's legal team is on the defense about possible perjury charges. White House officials "are girding for at least one senior administration official to be indicted." [WP, NYT]


Arlen Specter will quiz Harriet Miers on her ability to be impartial with cases involving Bush; Christian group calls for her withdrawal. [WP, NYT, LAT, WT, USAT]

White House reinstates the Davis-Bacon Act for the Gulf Coast. [WP]

Bush calls for spending cuts to compensate for hurricane relief spending. [NYT, WT]

Senators irked that Miers' former firm promoted and profited from tax shelters. [WP]

Pundits, bloggers wait anxiously for potential indictments. DeLay's flack: "There's a certain element of 'Groundhog Day' to all this." [WSJ, WP, WP]

Administration wants intelligence agencies to "bolster the growth of democracy." [NYT]

DeLay realizes that some contributions to his defense fund were not disclosed. [NYT]

Rove's aide is embroiled in the leak investigation and the Abramoff scandal. [NYT]

Kerry proposes to reduce U.S. military presence in Iraq; wants to withdraw 20,000 troops this year. Milbank: "Better late than never." [WP, WP]

House approves increased oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. [WP, NYT]

Hurricane relief package includes a provision that doubles the percent of adjusted gross income that donors can deduct on their taxes, from 50% to 100%. [NYT]

Michael Brown will be on the government's pay roll for another month as a contractor. [NYT]

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