December 14th, 2006 | researchmaterial
Sen. Tim Johnson, D-South Dakota, was hospitalized Wednesday after he suffered stroke-like symptoms in his Washington office, his staff said…Should Johnson not be able to complete his term, which ends in 2008, South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, a Republican, could appoint his replacement, which could shift the balance of power in the Senate.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has warned Vice President Dick Cheney that Saudi Arabia would back the Sunnis if the United States pulls out of Iraq, according to a senior American official. The official said the king “read the riot act” to the vice president when the two met last month… Saudi support would include financial backing for minority Sunnis in the event of a civil war between them and Iraq’s Shiite majority.