* On this week's Friday sneaky White House time, Bush installs controversial judicial nominee Pickering with a sleazy trick, and the Post isn't happy, and neither is the Times.
* US post-war casulties in Iraq top 500.
* Supreme Court refuses to hear first Texas redistricting case.
* Ashcroft failure found by the FEC.
* The Post assesses Clark. David Brooks grades the Democrats.
* WorldCom plans more cuts.
* Just how dumb are Bush's marriage plans?