FROM Alexei Barrionuevo
It's Down to the Wire on Climate Agreement in Copenhagen In Copenhagen today, dozens of developing countries—including China, India and Brazil—threatened to walk out of climate talks , insisting that the developed world isn’t doing enough to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Cold Water Hits Global Warming Agreements Developing nations threatened to walk out of Copenhagen today, dramatizing the split between rich and poor that has haunted climate talks for 20 years. Who should move first to reduce greenhouse gases? Do developed nations, like the United States , owe something to those most threatened, like Tuvalu in the South Pacific? What about China, India and Brazil -- fighting poverty by industrializing now — in the process creating a new group of major polluters? We look at issues that could derail the best of intentions on dealing with Global Warming.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.