- Making News: Jaafari Is Shiite Candidate for Iraqi Prime Minister
The Shia Alliance that won last month's Iraqi election has named its candidate for prime minister. It will be neither former Pentagon favorite Ahmad Chalabi nor interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. The nominee is Ibrahim Jaafari, leader of the Islamic Dawa Party. Phebe Marr, author of the Modern History of Iraq and senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, offers possible reason for Jaafari's selection and what we might from his leadership.
- Reporter's Notebook: Civilians Organize to Patrol the Arizona-Mexico Border
With Arizona having become the nation's busiest crossing point for illegal immigration, some border residents claim they'll take matters into their own hands. On April 1, a group calling itself the Minutemen Project says it will line up along 20 miles of the Mexican border to repeal illegals. Claudine Lomonaco, who covers immigration and the border for the Tucson Citizen, reports that vigilantes have organized to "assist" the US Border Patrol.
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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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