Jeffords Announcement; Jim Jeffords's Move; Boris Jordan

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Thursday 05/24/2001

A conversation about Sen. Jim Jeffords's announcement that he's leaving the Republican Party to become an Independent and caucus with the Democrats—with Sen. Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, and Sen. John Edwards, a Democrat from North Carolina. Journalists Jay Carney and Dana Milbank report on Sen. Jeffords's decision. Boris Jordan, the new C.E.O. of Russian television network NTV, addresses the controversy surrounding his appointment.