- Making News: Job Growth
The Labor Department today reports that 308,000 jobs were created in March, the biggest increase in new jobs in four years. President Bush celebrated the news in a speech in West Virginia, telling the crowd, -This economy is strong-and it-s getting stronger.- Kathleen Madigan of Business Week magazine assesses the numbers and the nature of this month's labor statistics as well as the prognosis for continued growth.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Fishy Connection
It lived in north-central Pennsylvania 360 million years ago, and it could prop itself out of the water by doing a kind of primitive push-up. That-s how scientists are describing the creature who left what-s now the world-s oldest known fossil arm bone. Ted Daeschler of the Academy of Natural Sciences says the discovery of the fossil broadens paleontologists' understanding of the evolution of Earth's earliest limbed animals.
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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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