Head of Office of Faith-Based Initiatives says killing the estate tax may discourage charitable giving. Teeth gnash at White House.Tommy Thompson
HHS chief infuriates abortion foes by expressing doubts about a ban on fetal stem-cell research. Later recants.Larry Lindsey
Bush economist says a "front-loaded" tax cut could delay elimination of estate tax. White House calls remarks academic musings.Christine Whitman
EPA chief spends weeks saying Bush will keep vow to regulate CO2 emissions. Caught flat-footed when Prez abandons promise.Paul O'Neill
Treasury boss questions whether tax cuts can head off a slump and ridicules the surplus projections the tax plan is based on.Colin Powell
Secretary of State says thawing relations with North Korea will continue. Bush nixes idea, making Powell look out of the loop.