- Newsmaker: Yugoslav Troops Return to Zone Bordering Kosovo - NATO today allowed the Yugoslav army and special police back into a zone bordering Kosovo that has become a haven for Albanian gunmen. The gunmen's attacks are spreading, and alarming the West. Steven Erlanger, of The New York Times, explains the new developments and NATO's tightrope walk to maintain ethnic peace.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bankruptcy Reform Legislation - An overhaul of the bankruptcy law is heading toward Senate approval today. The bill has sparked fierce debate between debtors and lenders. Mallory Duncan, of the National Retail Federation, and Jim Steele, co-author of a Time magazine investigative report, join us to discuss the merits of the new law.
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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?
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