The war in Iraq is our top story tonight... as it has been on this weekend broadcast many times over the past 3 years. This is one of the bloodiest weekends for Americans since the war began. 5 more U.S. soldiers were killed today... 25 were killed in Iraq yesterday. NBC's Mike Boettcher joins us from Baghdad.
Here at home there are several new polls that indicate Americans are opposed to the President's plan to increase troops in Iraq. In fact... Republican support for the President's plan appears to be eroding. This comes as the President prepares to deliver his State of the Union address to the nation. But NBC's John Yang reports from the White House... we are not expected to hear anything new on the Iraq front.
Another democrat jumped into the race for President today. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson joins Senator Hillary Clinton who announced Saturday. NBC's Mike Taibbi takes a look at the field of candidates... and NBC's Washington Bureau Chief and Moderator of Meet the Press talks about how this race is shaping up. It is important to remember... there are 652 days until the next Presidential election... a lot of time... and anything can happen.
NBC's Ron Allen brings us a special story from Asheville, North Carolina about pharmacists. He reports on a new program to train pharmacists... to help customers understand more about the right way to take their medication.
And NBC's George Lewis has an interesting story about hybrid cars. George owns one... and talks about the advantages... and how much it costs to buy and operate a hybrid.
It's all coming up tonight. We hope you'll join us.