- Making News: California Recall Update
In California-s recall election, Arnold Schwarzenegger is morphing from the outsider he said he'd be. When he announced his candidacy to replace Governor Gray Davis, he said could afford to be free of special-interest influence, but last weekend, his campaign picked up $788,000 in contributions. Carla Marinucci, who covers politics for the San Francisco Chronicle, says they-re the same contributors who-ve larded campaigns for a long time.
- Reporter's Notebook: 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'Dream' Speech
Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. Rev. James Lawson, a long-time associate who Dr. King praised as America's leading apostle of non-violence as a way of life, reflects on the historic speech in the light of recent history.
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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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