FROM Bill Gertz
Passport Files of Presidential Candidates Breached The State Department's Inspector General is investigating private contractors who improperly accessed the passport files of Hillary Clinton , Barack Obama and John McCain . The Secretary of State apologized personally today to Obama, before it was disclosed that the passport files of McCain and Clinton had also been improperly accessed. Bill Gertz broke the story for the Washington Times.
Rhetoric and brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula For 25 years, the US has viewed North Korea's nuclear program with increasing alarm. Now President Trump says this country has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what he's actually doing… and what might come next.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.