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Another day brings another fragile ceasefire in Aleppo. The International Committee of the Red Cross says buses and ambulances are now evacuating people — after the first convoy was fired on by snipers.
Erika Solomon, Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times, joins us from Beirut.
The Pro-Life movement plans to hold Donald Trump to written promises he made late in the general election campaign. Leaders say they're more energized than at any time since Roe v. Wade granted women the right to choose 43 years ago.
Next month, Republicans in Congress are prepared to introduce new federal restrictions on abortion as well as complete de-funding of Planned Parenthood. We hear what that could mean — especially in Blue states, where Planned Parenthood provides a whole range of women's health services.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times (@SherylNYT)
Marilyn Musgrave, Susan B. Anthony List (@SBAList)
Sue Dunlap, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (@PPLosAngeles)
Mary Ziegler, Florida State University (@FSUCollegeofLaw)
Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America (@NARAL)
On Monday, 538 members of the Electoral College will meet to cast ballots for president and vice president and there's much debate about whether electors should — or legally could -- vote their conscience. Is there any chance of de-railing the President-elect? Martin Sheen, Debra Messing and other Hollywood performers have a message for the Electors: vote your conscience:
Lawrence Lessig after delivering a lecture at Wesleyan University in 2010
Photo by Sage Ross
Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig briefly ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. He's now part of a group called Electors Trust, offering legal advice to electors in states that voted for Donald Trump.
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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?
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