FROM John M. Donnelly
US in Fractured Somalia on the Hunt for al Qaeda Eight years after al Qaeda's bombing attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, Somali officials say the ringleader may have been killed by recent air strikes. So far, US officials have not confirmed neither that nor US involvement in the attacks, though it does appear that Somalia has become a new front in the war on terror, as we hear from John Donnelly of the Boston Globe .
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.
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?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.