FROM Barbara Shelly
Kansas Passes Controversial Welfare Reform Legislation Aid to the poor often comes with restrictions, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says new limits on state assistance will help recipients to lead better lives. Kansas law is about to prohibit welfare recipients from visiting swimming pools, getting tattoos or withdrawing more than $25 from ATM's. We hear more about the reform legislation from Barbara Shelly, editorial and opinion writer at the Kansas City Star .
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.