- Newsmaker: Energy Secretary Met with Many Industry Execs
A court-ordered release of documents reveals that energy officials had a much louder voice than environmentalists when the Bush Administration was formulating its energy policy last year. Today's New York Times reports that the ratio of meetings for Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham was 100-to-none. Neela Banerjee, who co-wrote the story, says the facts contradict the administration's claim of a balanced study.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bringing Down a Dictator: PBS Documentary on Milosevic
Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is now on trial for war crimes at The Hague. But what did it take to remove the violent, brutal dictator from his position of power? A powerful new PBS documentary offers a surprising answer. Steve York, who produced Bringing Down a Dictator, credits Otpor, the small non-violent resistance group that stood up to the "butcher of the Balkans" to restore democracy to Serbia.
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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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