FROM Annia Ciezadlo
Protests in Beirut Turn Violent In Beirut, Lebanon, weeks of protest turned violent today and Hezbollah has called a general strike against the elected government. There have been deaths and hundreds of injuries. Annia Ciezadlo reports from Beirut for The New Republic .
Syria Vows to Try to Stop Arms Flow into Lebanon Syria has said it does not want international peacekeepers near its Lebanese border, but UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says President Bashar Assad has agreed to help prevent the flow of weapons to Hezbollah. We get an update on diplomatic negotiations at the UN and rebuilding efforts in Lebanon.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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?
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.
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.