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Trump’s choice could be Moore or Sessions in Alabama

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead in today’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. The Roy Moore dilemma Roy Moore, the controversial former judge who lost a Senate seat in ruby-red Alabama after three women alleged he sexually abused them when they were teenagers decades…MORE

Women’s World Cup: Referees coming under heavy criticism in France

In a crowded penalty box with the score 0-0 in the first half, Svenja Huth is standing a few yards from her opponent’s goalkeeper as Germany prepares to take a corner. Nigeria’s goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie gives the forward a little push, but the German still remains in the teenager’s eyeline as the ball comes flying…MORE

Mike Pence won’t say if he views climate crisis as threat to US

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday wouldn’t say if he views the global climate crisis as a threat to the United States. Pence repeatedly dodged when asked multiple times on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether the human-induced crisis is a threat to the country, telling host Jake Tapper: “Well, what I will tell you…MORE

Trump has already changed the Fed forever

The Federal Reserve is known for being slow and deliberate, but over the last six months, it’s moved at lightning speed, going from forecasting a steady increase in interest rates to openly indicating possibly one, maybe two, cuts by the end of this year. What’s changed the central bank’s modus operandi? President Donald Trump. The…MORE

Pence punts to Congress for action on border facility conditions for children

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday acknowledged “a heartbreaking scene” for children held at US detention facilities on the southern border, but punted to Congress to “provide additional support” when pressed on the Trump administration’s inaction on the issue. “It is one of the reasons we continue to call on Congress to give (Department of…MORE

Vatican cancels football match with Vienna over anti-abortion protests

The Vatican canceled a friendly football match between its new women’s team and a club in Vienna, after a number of Austrian players protested against the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion. The match, which was scheduled to take place Saturday at the Mariahilf football club in the Austrian capital, was called off after several Austrians…MORE

Hot air balloon crash-lands into a crowd at a Missouri festival, injuring one

Festivities at a hot air balloon festival in Missouri abruptly turned into fright as one of the balloons botched its landing and crashed into crowd of spectators. A young girl suffered minor injuries after the balloon crashed through some tree limbs and struck spectators at the Hannibal Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday evening. An “experienced balloonist”…MORE

Beth Chapman from ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ is in a medically induced coma

Beth Chapman, the bail bondswoman who starred on the reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” is in a medically induced coma, her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman has confirmed on Facebook. The Facebook post linked to a Hawaii News Now story saying that Chapman was admitted to the ICU at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. “Please…MORE

Trump says he’s not ready for a 2020 election loss

President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he’s not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election. “It would be much better if I said, ‘Yeah.’ It would be much easier for me to say, ‘Oh, yes.’ No, I’m probably not too prepared to lose. I don’t like losing. I haven’t lost very…MORE

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