FROM Jose Luis Zelaya
Honduran Child Migrants Are Deported to World’s Murder Capital President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to secure America’s borders and speed up the cases of 57,000 Central American children, many of whom have come here on their own. There’s support in Congress for “sending the message” that they and others like them are not welcome unless they’ve gone through the process of legal immigration. Yesterday, Sonia Nazario had a different message for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.
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.