FROM G. Terry Madonna
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Start Squaring Off After yesterday's wins in Wisconsin, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney is acting like he's the Republican nominee to challenge President Obama . Today, as the President did yesterday, Romney addressed the convention of news executives, and accused Obama of running a "hide and seek" campaign. He referred to the President's accidentally recorded comment to Russian President Dimitri Medvedev—that he'd have more "flexibility" after his re-election. Romney called that a "defining event." But Rick Santorum is not conceding the GOP nomination yet.
The airline electronics ban and what it means President Trump's Department of Homeland Security has banned all electronic devices larger than cell phones on some foreign airlines flying direct to the US. It's causing confusion as well as inconvenience. Is the motive really just increased security?
Trump's opening offer: Making some of America 'great again?' A massive increase for the Pentagon at the expense of domestic programs. We hear about winners and losers in the President's first proposed budget.
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."