FROM Elaine Sciolino
The French Reaction to Dominique Strauss-Kahn In the US and Britain, the private lives of public figures have become fair games for reporters, from supermarket tabloids to the New York Times, but in France, it's different. Now, the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sex charges is challenging the assumption that powerful figures should be entitled to privacy. The immensely powerful head of the International Monetary Fund was the leading candidate to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy for the presidency of France, but allegations by a hotel maid have reduced him to incarceration in a New York jail cell. Elaine Sciolino reports from Paris for the New York Times .
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 Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.