- Newsmaker: Bush Press Conference
Tomorrow, President Bush will be flying to fire-ravaged Oregon to announce new rules for logging in national forests. Today, he talked to Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld and others about the military. Reporter Jim Gerstenzang, who attended the press conference for Los Angeles Times, says that Bush talked about the military, national security and contingency plans, but not about Iraq.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Saudis Withdraw Billions of Dollars from US
Saudi Arabians, including the royal family, have US investments estimated at $ 400 to $ 600 billion. But their investments in American stocks, bonds, real estate and equities have been declining, especially since September 11. Is America no longer safe for Saudi money? James Dorsey, of the Wall Street Journal, considers recent Saudi-s asset diversification and the changing face of democracy in the Middle East.
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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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