- Newmaker: US Defers ABM Tests, Russia Aids Northern Alliance - A day after the Pentagon announced it has put off tests of the anti-missile defense system, Russia has agreed to send armored vehicles to Afghanistan. Victor Kremenyuk, of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the Institute of the USA and Canada, talks about Russia's support for the Northern Alliance and his country's developing relationship with the US.
- Reporter's Notebook: Dr. Jehan Sadat's Message for Peace - Dr. Jehan Sadat is herself a victim of terrorist violence. The widow of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who was killed by Islamic militants just 20 years ago, has for many years been an apostle of world peace. Now she's calling for war on the Taliban, and a more visible role for women in Islamic society.
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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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