- Making News: President Bush Proposes Increase in Military Death Benefit
More than 1500 American soldiers have died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many members of Congress say the current death benefits for their survivors are -paltry.- Today, the Pentagon asked for an increase. NBC military analyst William Arkin, who believes the increased benefit would not overly tax the military, calls the current benefit "criminal."
- Reporter's Notebook: Black Contract with America
African Americans have long been the most reliable Democratic voters, but yet another effort to change that is underway today. Republicans see a future in black churches, and one of the largest black churches in Los Angeles will see the unveiling of a new manifesto. We hear more from Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., who crossed party lines to vote for President Bush's Republican social conservatism, and reporter Tom Hamburger, who's covering the Black Contract with America for the Los Angeles Times.
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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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