FROM James Henson
Obama and Clinton Face Off in Ohio and Texas Democrats and Republicans are voting today in Ohio and Texas, but the stakes are highest for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton . With Obama now considered the front-runner, Clinton has been on the attack and press coverage has been more negative toward Obama. One question that's troubling reporters is how to deal with blogs and emails about Obama's religion and how childhood years in a Muslim country might shape his views about Israel. Another big question in both states is how long will it take to find out the results?
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?
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.