FROM Carol Fowler
Will Hillary Clinton Take It to the Convention? In a decision meant to create compromise but which raised frictions even further, the Democratic Party's Rules and Bylaws Committee settled the disputed primary issue of Michigan and Florida by giving delegates from those states a half-vote at the party's convention in Denver. Hillary Clinton won big in Puerto Rico's primary yesterday, and some of her supporters are vowing to fight all the way to the August convention. Others, however, are saying it's time to step aside and get behind Barack Obama as the party's nominee. Will this week decide which candidate becomes the party's nominee? At what cost? Will it wage a united front in the general election campaign against Republican John McCain this fall?
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.
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?
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?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?