- Making News: President Bush Defends Iraq War in Global War on Terror
President Bush made what the White House called a "major policy address" on Iraq today. Amid dropping public support for the war, he told the National Endowment for Democracy that terrorists are trying to "intimidate the whole world..." Bill Schneider is senior political analyst for CNN.
- Reporter's Notebook: CIA Won't Discipline Officials for September 11 Failures
The attacks of September 11 are often said to have happened because of the worst intelligence failure in US history. The CIA Inspector General has recommended an "accountability board" to pass judgment on high-level officials, reportedly including former Director George Tenet. But Director Porter Goss says half the officers named in the confidential report have retired and calls the others "amongst the finest we have." Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern now leads Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.
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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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