FROM Charlie LeBlanc
FBI Searches UPS Planes for Suspicious Packages President Obama was notified today about a possible terrorist threat but, as we go on the air, no explosives have been found after searches in Philadelphia, Newark and New York City. It all started with a routine inspection in England. Charlie LeBlanc is President of Security Services for Medex Global Solutions in Houston. Shortly after the broadcast of today's To the Point, President Obama addressed the nation on "a credible terrorist threat... and the actions that we're taking."
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?
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?
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.