- Making News: Schiavo Case Goes to Florida Legislature, Federal Appeals Court
Now that a three-judge federal appellate panel has refused to reinsert Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, her parents have asked the full 11th Circuit to take up the case. Meantime, the Florida state legislature is running out of time to amend state law. Political scientist Susan MacManus, author of Florida Politics: Ten Media Markets, One Powerful State, says many Republican legislators see the case a lose-lose issue.
- Reporter's Notebook: Is it All Over for Barry Bonds?
In last week's Congressional hearing into steroids in major league baseball, Barry Bonds of the Giants was the man who wasn't there. With only 12 more home runs needed to surpass Babe Ruth and 53 to overcome Hank Aaron, 40 year-old Bonds emerged from the spring-training clubhouse on a crutch. He told sports reporters, "You have finally brought me and my family down." Tom Verducci, senior baseball writer for Sports Illustrated, 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?
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