- Making News: Searing Report on Los Alamos
Investigators from the Department of Energy are painting a picture of theft, illegal spending and other forms of corruption at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The New Mexico laboratory is home to some of America-s most sensitive nuclear secrets. The San Francisco Chronicle-s Jim Sterngold of the San Francisco Chronicle says they may have understated the problem.
- Reporter's Notebook: George Mitchell on Saddam, Security, 911 Commission
For decades, George Mitchell has been a major player in US and world affairs. The former Democratic Senator from Maine was his party-s leader in the upper house, before turning diplomat. He brokered Northern Ireland-s Good Friday Peace Accords, and he chaired a committee on violence in the Middle East. Now an attorney with the Washington firm of Piper Rudnick, Mitchell talks about the state of the nation and the world today.
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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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