FROM Daniel Trotta
US Reaches an Agreement with Cuba to Open Joint Embassies President Obama made it official today. The US will open a new embassy in Havana and full diplomatic relations with Cuba have been restored for the first time since 1961. "The progress that we mark today is yet another demonstration that we don't have to be imprisoned by the past. When something isn't working we can, and will, change." The President made a point of saying that Washington won't shy away from continuing disagreements over human rights and other issues. Dan Trotta, chief correspondent for Reuters , joins us from Havana.
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?
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.