In The Star:
- Laura Bauer examines the reluctance in Kansas to impose residency restrictions on child molesters.
- In the "Kansas Capitol Notebook," David Klepper and Jim Sullinger look at the funeral picketing bill and why it may be headed to court.
- In the "Missouri Capitol Notebook," Kit Wagar details last week's stem-cell debate before a House committee.
Elsewhere: Selections from The Hotline's "Wake-Up Call, ABC's The Note and others.
- How many House Republicans will vote to disapprove the Iraq war this week. The Washington Post reports that GOP leaders realize some House Republicans are going to vote with the Democrats: "A senior Republican aide said the GOP leadership knows that Republicans from districts where the war is unpopular will have to vote with the Democrats to protect themselves. And that's okay, he said, adding that Republican leaders will not tell their members to stick with the party line."
- The New York Times looks at how Iraq played in both Sen. Barack Obama's weekend in Iowa and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's weekend in New Hampshire: "Mr. Obama's aides said they viewed Mrs. Clinton's vote on the war in 2002 and her refusal to explicitly disavow that vote as her single biggest vulnerability, and that Mr. Obama would point it out at every opportunity."
- The Quad City Times in Iowa reports that Obama delivered a stinging criticism of President Bush and his handling of Iraq, saying "we now have spent $400 billion and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted." Obama later apologized for using the word "wasted."
- The New York Times previews the possible appearance of Vice President Dick Cheney as a witness in the Libby trial. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports that Cheney's support among conservatives and the general public has eroded.
- Newsweek's Jonathan Alter details some of Rudy Giuliani's more combative moments during his mayorship of New York City and wonders if his temperament will provide ammo for his rivals.
Posted by Keith Chrostowski