May 26, 2009
Posted: 1800 GMT
We are once again leading with North Korea today. After having rattled nerves with a nuclear test yesterday, Pyongyang today tested several short-range missiles.
We'll go live to Moscow for regional reaction and live to the Pentagon for more on what sources there says is North Korea's real nuclear capability. We know they can carry out nuclear tests. We know they can fire missiles and rockets. But how far are they from being able to launch a nuclear attack on their neighbors using nuclear warheads?
Also, we're asking you to tell us what you think should be done to address the North Korean issue. Is it a question of imposing more sanctions? Should some countries in the international community consider switching strategies and offering the isolated, impoverished regime economic incentives?
Vote in today's Idesk online poll. I'll read out results during the show.
Also today, we're looking at President Barack Obama's nominee to replace David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court bench. If confirmed, Judge Sonia Sotomayor would be the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice and only the third woman.
I'll talk to legal analyst jeffrey Toobin and political analyst Bill Schneider at the half hour. We'll break down the implications of Sotomayor's nomination. How will it change the Supreme Court? Will Senate Republicans oppose her nomination? What does her past as a trial judge tell us about the kind of Supreme Justice she might make?
Among the other top stories at the I-Desk, we will take you live to California where that state's supreme court has just upheld a ban on gay marriage. This just happened and is major breaking news in the United States where gay marriage is a major hot topic issue.
That and the rest of the day's top stories (and even a baby kangaroo because you can never go wrong with baby kangaroos.)
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