FROM Courtney Kennedy
Are Trump's Polls Improving? Donald Trump has surprised pundits and pollsters alike with his unexpected success in this raucous election year. But are there more surprises in store? Just how accurately are pollsters measuring voter support for The Donald, and are his backers sometimes shy about admitting they like him? Photo: Gage Skidmore We get perspective from Ron Brownstein, editorial director of National Journal Group, columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a longtime student and number cruncher of American politics; and from Courtney Kennedy, director of survey research for the Pew Research Center .
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?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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.