- Making News: Condoleezza Rice Begins Confirmation Hearings
Today, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Condoleezza Rice declared -the time for diplomacy is now.- Senator Joe Biden countered that the time was long overdue. Are Democrats using the Secretary of State nominee's confirmation hearings to vent their frustrations with the Bush Administration or are we learning more about Rice-s global views? Richard Wolffe is senior White House correspondent for Newsweek magazine.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Airbus Unveils World-s Largest Commercial Airplane
Flying the friendly skies is about to get much friendlier or, at least there will be a lot more people on board to get friendly with. Today, in France, the Airbus 380 was unveiled, a long-awaited plane which will be able to carry 840 passengers on two decks. Jim Asker, managing editor of Aviation Week and Space Technology has more on this aviation breakthrough, including skepticism within the airline industry.
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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?
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