FROM Jeff Greenfield
Has Iowa Hijacked American Democracy? The Iowa caucuses have been first on the presidential campaign agenda for 40 years, but they've never identified the ultimate nominee of either party. They distort the political process and lead to "bad policy." Photo: Gage Skidmore That's according to Jeff Greenfield, veteran national TV news reporter and commentator, writer for the Daily Beast . Last week, Politico published his piece with the headline, " How Iowa Hijacked Our Democracy ."
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?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.