FROM Karoun Demirjian
Political upheaval for California Congressman Devin Nunes? Does California Republican Devin Nunes have a future after recusing himself- temporarily- as chair of the House Intelligence Committee over questions of ethics violations?
Suing foreign governments after terrorist attacks The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act today. The Senate already approved it unanimously. It would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government for any part in the attacks. Supporters say it would allow the families to pursue long-delayed justice. But critics -- including Obama -- say it would set a dangerous precedent, possibly setting the stage for similar lawsuits against the US in the future.
Senate Rejects GOP Efforts to Quash Iran Deal Yesterday, Republicans in the Senate failed to stop the Iran nuclear deal . Today, Republicans in the House passed two bills designed to prevent major provisions from going into effect, as we hear from Karoun Demirjian who reports for the Washington Post .
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
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.