FROM Doug Irving
Racial, Partisan Tensions on Display in Tran-Sanchez Race Fourteen years ago, Democrat Loretta Sanchez upset Republican Bob Dornan in California's 47th Congressional District. It was a sign of demographic and political change in Orange County. Now Sanchez faces a challenge from Republican Assemblyman Van Tran , part of the County's Vietnamese community. Doug Irving reports for the Orange County Register .
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?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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?