- Making News: John Kerry Concedes
Early this afternoon Boston time, Senator John Kerry told his supporters, it-s all over. Introduced by vice-presidential running mate John Edwards, Kerry thanked supporters and cited a need for healing as he vowed to continue to fight for the issues he'd addressed over a divisive campaign. Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for Time magazine, looks ahead to 2008.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Exit Polls and Voter Sentiment
It finally came down to Ohio, which gave President Bush his majority in the Electoral College. His winning of a majority of the popular vote is the first time that-s been done since his father-s election in 1988. What were the voters thinking when they went to the polls? Is the nation still divided? Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, says it was as much about the men as the message.
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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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