FROM Jeffrey Winters
Economic Inequality Fuels an Angry Electorate Five days before the Iowa caucuses, the presidential campaigns of both political parties are more chaotic than ever. Donald Trump is dropping out of tomorrow's final debate in a battle with Fox News. Bernie Sanders spent part of today with the President in the Oval Office. Meantime, prospective voters face a troubling reality: wealth is concentrated in fewer hands since the 19th-Century and the days of the Robber Barons. Democrats and Republicans are appealing in different ways to Americans who fear they're being left behind by a booming economy and a changing culture.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.