FROM Frances Robles
Hurricane Irene Batters the Bahamas, Evacuations Ordered for North Carolina Irene has not yet become a Category 4 hurricane, but it's growing fast after battering the northern Bahamas. What's the likely next strike for Irene? Frances Robles is in Nassau for the Miami Herald . Greg Heavener is a meteorologist at the National Weather Services office in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
Obama Visits Puerto Rico, in Pursuit of Votes in Florida Barack Obama became the first President since John F. Kennedy to visit the Territory of Puerto Rico, where he took the opportunity to make points for his re-election campaign. Although people who live on the island are not allowed to vote in federal elections, those living on the mainland are. Frances Robles is a foreign correspondent for the Miami Herald , joining us from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Military Coup in Honduras For the first time in 16 years, an elected president has been replaced by a military coup in Central America. Manuel Zelaya is now in Costa Rica, where he was taken yesterday by soldiers who kidnapped him, in his pijamas, from his home in Tegucigalpa. He's been replaced as President of Honduras by Roberto Micheletti, a congressional leader from Zelaya's own party, but one of his enemies. Frances Robles of the Miami Herald is in Tegucigalpa.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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 is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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?