- Making News: Bush to Turn Up Heat over Blocked Judicial Nominees
President Bush wants to change the rules of the Senate to prevent Democrats from holding up his judicial nominees. His target is the filibuster, the Senate tradition of preventing action by non-stop talking. Gail Chaddock, who covers Congress for the Christian Science Monitor, says the change could have long-reaching implications as it would transform the nomination process for all future federal nominees.
- Reporter's Notebook: Hiker Who Amputated Own Arm Recounts His Tale of Survival
Just over a week ago, Aron Ralston was rescued from an ordeal few could have even survived. While hiking alone in a Colorado canyon, an 800-pound rock rolled onto his arm and trapped him. After four days, he cut off his arm, rappelled down a 60-foot cliff and hiked 6 miles. At a news conference yesterday, he looked remarkably fit and was even playful. The Denver Post's Nancy Lofholm has more on Ralston's feat of courage and endurance.
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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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