- Making News: Insurgents Continue Campaign of Violence in Iraq
In Iraq today, an Italian journalist was kidnapped from on a street where she'd been conducting interviews in central Baghdad. A US soldier and Iraqi contractor were killed, and the US general in charge of training Iraqi troops said intimidation by insurgents has hampered his efforts. From Baghdad, the Christian Science Monitor's Dan Murphy updates the security situation in Iraq and tentative results in last week's election.
- Reporter's Notebook: Superbowl Reins in Ads and Entertainment
In the 60's, the Beatles had to curb their enthusiasm to avoid shocking the audience on The Ed Sullivan Show. Viewers of last year's Superbowl may not remember much, but they will remember Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction." So, this year, the NFL and Fox TV have chosen Paul McCartney as a safe act for this year's half-time program. The Los Angeles Times' Scott Collins previews Sunday's entertaining line-up.
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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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