- Making News: President Bush Responds to Darfur Peace Agreement
In the wake of last week's peace agreement between Sudan and some rebels in the province of Darfur, President Bush asked Congress today for another $225 million in food aid for 3.5 million refugees. He will also send Secretary Rice to the Security Council request that it accelerate deployment of UN peacekeepers. Column Lynch reports from the United Nations for the Washington Post.
- Reporter's Notebook: UN Panel Questions US Officials about Torture
For the first time in six years, US officials are appearing before the UN's Committee against Torture, a watchdog group set up by the Convention against Torture, signed by 141 countries. The United States conceded that "mistakes" have been made in handling prisoners in the war on terror, resulting in the deaths of 29 people, but insisted that "all US officials are prohibited from engaging in torture at all times and in all places." We hear more from Scott Horton of the New York Bar Association and former Justice Department staffer David Rivkin
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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?
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