- Making News: Justice Department to Probe Domestic Surveillance Disclosure
Justice Department officials revealed today that the agency will launch an investigation in to the leak of classified information about President Bush's domestic spying program. The announcement caps off a year in which leaks of classified information and the use of unnamed sources have made big headlines says Michael Isikoff, investigative reporter for Newsweek.
- Reporter's Notebook: Can Media Bias Be Quantified?
When they don't like the news they read or see or hear, both the Left and the Right often claim that it's slanted. News people themselves often counter that the bias is in the eyes of the beholder. A new study claims to have objectively quantified media bias and come up with a way of ranking some of the country's best known news outlets. Will that end the arguments? Warren Olney talks with the study co-author, University of Missouri Economics Professor Jeffrey Milyo.
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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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