- Newsmaker: China Detains US Citizen On Spy Charges - Wu Jianmin is the forth US citizen or resident of Chinese origin to be arrested in China since December. Andrew Nathan, one of the editors of the controversial new book, The Tiananmen Papers, expounds on the continuing human rights struggle in China and efforts to secure Wu's release.
- Reporter's Notebook: Boredom on the White House Beat - Without a sex or influence-buying scandal, will Washington's press corps run out of things to report? Jacob Weisberg, of Slate.com, imagines what would happen if the "media conspiracy" were to plot President Bush's first year. Unfortunately, the first scandal won't be decided until their next meeting!
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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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