- Newsmaker: El Salvador Earthquake - In El Salvador, at least 400 have died after Saturday's big earthquake. Some 800 aftershocks and a major landslide create new dangers, keeping victims and rescue workers on edge. Joseph Schultz, of the U.S. Agency for International Development, updates us from San Salvador. (Those wishing to contribute should contact organizations listed in "Links".)
- Reporter's Notebook: Bush, Clinton and Martin Luther King Jr. - Clinton leaves office under a "Lewinsky cloud" but with high ratings from the black community. Bush, despite naming the most diverse cabinet in history, steps in with far less support. Ron Walters, a leading authority on presidential politics and the black community, says Bush's rhetoric does not match his record.
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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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