FROM Carol Giacomo
Bush Taps US Ambassador to Iraq Khalilzad for UN Post The current US Ambassador to Iraq has been named the next US Ambassador to the United Nations. The President wants Zalmay Khalilzad, a Sunni Muslim born in Afghanistan, to succeed John Bolton, who could not get enough Senate votes for confirmation. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made the announcement .
Key Senators Dismiss New Bush Bid for Bolton Rhode Island ’s defeated Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee will help block President Bush’s request to confirm John Bolton as Ambassador to the UN. Chafee says, “At this late stage in my term, I’m not going to endorse something the American people have spoken out against.”
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.