- Newsmaker: Mondale and Coleman Debate as Governor Appoints Interim Senator
In what is the nation-s shortest US Senatorial campaign, Democrat and former Vice President Walter Mondale met Republican Norm Coleman, the former Mayor of St. Paul, in their only campaign debate this morning. Meantime, Governor Jesse Ventura named Dean Barkley to fill the seat of the late Paul Wellstone. Holly Heiser, politics editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, has more on the issues raised by the naming of the interim Senator.
- Reporter's Notebook: Florida Prepares for Tomorrow-s Election
If the presidential election debacle of 2000 is only a faint memory, new voting machinery for Florida-s September primary brought new problems, ensuring that tomorrow-s general election will be the most-watched in state history. Buddy Nevins, who covers politics for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reviews tomorrow-s 40-item ballot, the state-s new voting machines, election monitors, and observers from Russia and Albania.
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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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