Congressman Ike Skelton was the only Democrat from Missouri or Kansas to bop The New York Times on the nose for publishing information about an anti-terrorism program.
Skelton of Lexington backed the non-binding measure that condemned news organizations for writing about a program that tracks global banking transactions. President Bush has declared his distaste for The Times' coverage as well.
The measure passed 227-183.
Said Skelton, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, "Knowing what I do about national security and the need to protect classified information, I am very sensitive about leaks."
Posted by Steve Kraske