- Making News: Justice Scalia Refuses Recusal from Dick Cheney Case
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has made it final. In an unusual 21-page memo, he has refused to remove himself from deciding a case involving his good friend, Dick Cheney. Warren Ritchey, who covers the court for the Christian Science Monitor, says Scalia's memorandum addressed his friendship with the Vice President, the propriety of their shared airplane ride, and concerns over the possible complications of a recusal.
- Reporters Notebook: US Hispanic, Asian Populations to Triple by 2050
America-s Anglo-majority population is fading fast, soon to be replaced by a new majority that will look more like Southern California than it does Iowa or New Hampshire. William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, says the latest US Census Bureau projections are -a snapshot of the Old America and the New America at the same time.-
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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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