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?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.