- Making News: Split Senate Confirms Alito as Supreme Court Justice
Samuel Alito is now Justice of the US Supreme Court, sworn in almost immediately after the Senate confirmed his appointment today by a vote of 58 to 42. David Savage, who covers the Supreme Court for the Los Angeles Times, traces the judicial philosophy of the man he describes as the "second generation of the Reagan court."
- Reporter's Notebook: RIP, Coretta Scott King
She went from segregated rural Alabama to the New England Conservatory of Music, planning to become a classical singer. Instead, she married a young minister from Atlanta and her life was changed forever. Historian Clayborne Carson, Director of the Martin Luther King Papers Project at Stanford University, has more on Coretta Scott King, who died today at the age of 78, and will be remembered as much more than the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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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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