- Making News: Bernard Ebbers Convicted on All Counts
Yet another corporate scandal has ended in a "guilty" verdict. Today, Bernard Ebbers was convicted on nine counts of fraud and other crimes that pushed Worldcom into the largest bankruptcy in US history. Financial writer Brooke Masters, who is covering the trail for the Washington Post, offers some background as well as details on today's judgment, which could land the "telecom cowboy" up to 85 years in prison.
- Reporter's Notebook: Judge Rules California Can't Bar Gay Marriage
There was dancing in the street late into the night, just hours after San Francisco Judge Richard Kramer came down on the side of legal marriage for gays and lesbians. Massachusetts is the only state to stretch the terms of marriage as a union beyond a man and a woman. Josh Richman of the Oakland Tribune says that if yesterday's decision skates through the appeals process, California may follow suit.
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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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