- Making News: The Senate Talkathon
This week, despite holding the US Senate in session for 40 hours, Republicans failed to change a single Democratic vote. The result is that six of President Bush-s judicial nominees have now been rejected. Paul Cane, senior writer for Roll Call, says the latest filibuster has drawn public attention to the partisan roadblock.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Pellicano Tapes
After looking into alleged ties between actor Steven Seagal and a reputed mob figure, an Los Angeles Times reporter found a dead fish and a rose on her car with sign saying -stop.- Now, Anthony Pellicano is accused of illegal wiretapping and has pleaded guilty to keeping illegal explosives in his safe. Bernard Weinraub is following the FBI investigation into the actions of the Hollywood private eye for the New York Times.
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Is ‘socialism’ dividing the Democrats From Bernie Sanders to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,“socialism” is having a hot summer. Is it the future of the Democratic Party or an easy Republican target? Prominent liberals and conservatives describe the history--and possible future--of a term loaded with many meanings in America’s political history.
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