FROM Gwen Holdmann
When It Comes to Climate Change, Elections Matter Climate scientists say the danger is greater than ever, but Republicans call last week’s election a mandate to roll back EPA rules against greenhouse emissions. That’s the top priority of the incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And the likely Environment Committee chair says climate change is a “hoax.” First up may be the Keystone XL pipeline, as the GOP pushes issues Democratic leaders never raised due to fears they might pass Congress. We hear what else is on the agenda and how Democrats and the President might respond.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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?
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.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.