FROM Edina Lekovic
New promises today to bring the nation together Early this morning, Donald Trump found himself President-Elect of the United States in an upset victory over Hillary Clinton — who he threatened to put in jail if he were elected. In a rare tone of conciliation, he gave credit to his opponent.
Is Campaign Rhetoric Contributing to Increased Islamophobia? Terrorist incidents from Florida to California have increased fear, and Donald Trump has made that central to his campaign, while Hillary Clinton says diversity makes us safer, and mosques around the country are opening their doors to non-believers in the hope of increasing understanding. With immigration one of the major topics for tonight’s final presidential debate, we’ll look at Donald Trump’s call for banning people from Muslim countries in the interests of national security. But, with hate crimes on the rise, is he also stoking a strain of Islamophobia that can also lead to violence?
Peter King's Hearings on Radical Islam in America New York's Peter King will open committee hearings tomorrow on what he calls silent extremism among Muslim-Americans. The Republican Congressman says his hearings will be "thoughtful, meaningful and very fair." But he's been accused of a witch hunt comparable to the famous McCarthy hearings into Communism in the 1950's. Edina Ledovic is Director of Policy and Programming at the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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 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.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.