- Making News: Butler Report Says British Prewar Intelligence Was Flawed
Lord Butler-s much-awaited report on British intelligence prior to war in Iraq is not the blockbuster some had expected. In fact, it-s less critical than the US Senate Intelligence Committee was of the CIA. While the Prime Minister defended the findings of "good faith" efforts, opposition leader Michael Howard said Tony Blair has lost all credibility. Toby Helm of London's Daily Telegraph says the report does fault the politicizing of intelligence.
- Reporters Notebook: National Academy of Sciences Recommends Fixing Hubble Telescope
NASA administrator Sean O-Keefe stunned astronomers last January when he ruled it would be unsafe to send astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Now, he may be changing his mind. The National Research Council, a panel of the National Academy of Sciences, has called Hubble -probably the most important telescope in history.- Rick Fienberg, editor-in-chief of Sky & Telescope magazine, picks up the story.
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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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