- Making News: US Seeks Iraqi Drone Clarification on Blix's UN Report
Iraq today challenged two American U2 surveillance planes and forced them to land. Meantime, at the UN, the US has accused Chief Weapons Inspector Hans Blix of omitting damaging findings from last week-s public report to the Security Council. The Boston Globe-s John Donnelly attributes accusations to part of a US plan to woo the six undecided Security Council members by showing holes in Blix-s presentation.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Pakistan and the US after Capture of al Qaeda Leader
Pakistan, one of 10 non-permanent members of the Security Council, said today it will abstain from voting on the US-backed resolution approving war with Iraq. So where does Pakistan stand with regard to the war on terror, al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden? From Islamabad, Time magazine-s Tim McGirk reports on the tremendous pressures on Pakistan, the upcoming UN vote and the ongoing search for terrorists in that country.
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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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