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.
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.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.