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The Supreme Court said Tuesday it would not involve itself in a debate over whether doctors can talk to patients about medical marijuana. Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives on the controversial decision.

Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll on Sunday staunchly defended his paper's decision to publish articles detailing allegations of sexual improprieties by Republican candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger just days before the California recall election.

Since President Bush announced last week that Condoleezza Rice would head a task force on Iraq reconstruction, the national security adviser has come under fire for her management tactics and her council's interaction with other parts of the administration.