- Making News: The Senate Talkathon
This week, despite holding the US Senate in session for 40 hours, Republicans failed to change a single Democratic vote. The result is that six of President Bush-s judicial nominees have now been rejected. Paul Cane, senior writer for Roll Call, says the latest filibuster has drawn public attention to the partisan roadblock.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Pellicano Tapes
After looking into alleged ties between actor Steven Seagal and a reputed mob figure, an Los Angeles Times reporter found a dead fish and a rose on her car with sign saying -stop.- Now, Anthony Pellicano is accused of illegal wiretapping and has pleaded guilty to keeping illegal explosives in his safe. Bernard Weinraub is following the FBI investigation into the actions of the Hollywood private eye for the New York Times.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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