- Making News: Blix Makes His Third Report to UN Security Council
At the UN today, Chief Weapons Inspector Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that there has been more progress, but that disarmament of Iraq will still take more time. Britain-s Foreign Minister Jack Straw then offered a proposal. Steven Weisman, chief diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times, is following today-s events from the United Nations.
- Reporter's Notebook: Cultural Mood of US in Times of Impending War
News has been happening very fast in the past few hours. Last night, President Bush came as close as he ever has to saying it-s time for war against Saddam Hussein, and today, the Security Council began what could be its final debate on the issue. The New York Times- Frank Rich, one of America-s leading analysts of culture and public affairs, reflects on how the President, the press and the public are approaching impending war.
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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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