FROM Elizabeth Holmes
Economic Crisis Overshadows Bush's Final Address to UN With the world focused on America's financial crisis, President Bush today made his last address to the United Nations General Assembly. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the Assembly that the " global financial crisis is endangering " the UN's efforts to combat poverty and deal with global warming. At the same time, the McCain campaign ran into trouble from political reporters over coverage of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's meetings with heads of state.
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?
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?