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Behind The News
February 27, 2008 12:52:25 PM PST
We're not in Roger Clemens' head, so it's hard to figure out whether his hard line about never taking performance enhancing drugs -- which is counter to others who have testified under oath, including his friend Andy Pettitte -- has been taken because he actually believes it, or whether he's baldly lying. If he believes it firmly, then good for him. Don't we tell our kids to stand up for what they believe? To tell the truth, and ignore peer pressure?

Of course at some point, if the way we look at something is so radically different from reality, then we do little more than fool ourselves if we don't take a fresh look at the situation.

Tonight, the U.S. Dept. of Justice has been asked to take a fresh look at the situation.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has now sent a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey to figure out whether the former star pitcher lied under oath in his testimony to the committee.

Clemens' attorney is set to speak out about the investigation tonight. We'll have the story, at 11.

Also at 11, Jeff Rossen takes a look at the newest attempt by New York City to fix potholes and other problems that crop up in the biggest city in the country. More than a dozen city workers on scooters now use GPS technology to speed - and I use that term with some hesitation -- to the scene of citizen complaints.

Does it work? Jeff looks into it.

We'll also report on the death of William F. Buckley - the long time conservative writer and talk-show host. For many, it was Buckley who first broached the notion that a conservative could also be an intellectual. And I mean that in the most positive way. Really.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports -- in addition to the Affair d'Clemens. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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