FROM Aamer Madhani
FBI Nominee Faces Questions on Waterboardimg, NSA Surveillance President Obama has chosen James Comey to replace Bob Mueller as the next Director of the FBI. Today, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked him about his record on waterboarding when he was Deputy Attorney General during the Bush Administration. Aamer Madhani is White House correspondent for USA Today .
Military Action in Libya and War Powers As NATO jets dropped more bombs on Tripoli today, Moammar Gadhafi issued an audio message denouncing defectors as cowards and claiming the Western alliance faces defeat. In Washington, meantime, Republican House Speaker John Boehner has been suggesting he might cut off funding for the US role in the operation. Aamer Madhani is national security correspondent for the National Journal .
Murderer at Virginia Tech Left Note Yesterday's Virginia Tech gunman was Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old resident-alien student from South Korea. He reportedly came to this country in 1992 and grew up in Centreville, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC. His family owns a cleaning business. Today's Chicago Tribune says he left a note, which included "a rambling list of grievances." Aamer Madhani is a national correspondent.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.