- Making News: President Bush Takes Responsibility for Katrina Response
President Bush appeared at the White House today with Iraq's President Talabani, but the first question was about the federal response to Katrina. Should Americans be worried about the government's ability to handle another terrorist attack? President Bush took "full responsibility" for federal failures to respond to Katrina and vowed to find out just went wrong. Linda Feldmann covers the White House for the Christian Science Monitor.
- Reporter's Notebook: Supreme Court Nominee Roberts Grilled on Abortion Ruling
After yesterday's speeches by Senators of both parties, Judge John Roberts faced some tough questions today as the Senate Judiciary Committee resumed hearings on his nomination to be Chief Justice of the United States. Roe v. Wade and the Right to Privacy were just one of the hot-button issues facing President Bush's choice to be the 17th Chief Justice. Stephen Henderson is Supreme Court reporter for Knight-Ridder newspapers.
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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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