- Making News: More Violence and Rumsfeld in Iraq
In Iraq, violence has been escalating since the country was locked down for the January 30 elections. Today, as worshippers were leaving a mosque north of Baghdad, twelve people were killed when a vegetable truck exploded. In Baghdad itself, gunmen sprayed a bakery shop and killed 11 people. All this as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was making a surprise visit to the country, where John Daniszewski's reporting for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: FAA Had 52 Warnings of al Qaeda in 2001
Yesterday, recently declassified documents revealed that in the months prior to September 11, the Federal Aviation Administration received no less than 52 warnings about possible hijackings and suicide operations by al Qaeda. Now, victims' families, 9/11 Commissioners and some Democrats in Congress are asking that the full report of the 9/11 Commission be declassified. We get Congressional reaction from Democrat Henry Waxman and Republican Dan Lungren.
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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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