- Making News Rumsfeld Strikes Cautious Tone over National Intel Director
When President Bush endorsed the 9/11 Commission-s proposal for a national intelligence -tsar,- he left open the role of the Pentagon, which accounts for 80 percent of intelligence spending. Today, the Senate Armed Services Committee heard words of caution from Donald Rumsfeld. Jonathan Broder, defense and foreign policy editor for Congressional Quarterly, details the Defense Secretary's hesitation.
- Reporter's Notebook: 35th Anniversary of Woodstock
Woodstock defined a generation, identifying the 60-s as the era of -peace, love and rock -n roll.- That might never have happened if it hadn-t been for Woodstock, the movie about the rock concert. Technologically ahead of its time, it won an Oscar and has become an important artifact, enjoyed by new generations of music lovers and studied by social historians. Associate producer Dale Bell remembers the historic event.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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