FROM Katie Cooper
Should Big Tech get the anti-trust treatment? In Washington, progressives and conservatives are alarmed by the power of Silicon Valley — suggesting that Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are monopolies in need of regulation. We look at the pros and cons — and the political realities.
Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea President Trump played Good-Cop Bad-Cop today in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. He told world leaders the US is ready to "destroy" North Korea — while saying that nations should work together… each in its own self-interest.
Trump, DACA and the buds of bipartisanship President Trump struck a deal last week with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Or did he? Sometimes he sounds like he did and sometimes he doesn't. We look at what might or might not be next for the Dreamers protected by DACA.
FCC's plan to roll back net neutrality The FCC's received 22 million comments on its proposal to eliminate "net neutrality" for Internet access. Now the public comment period's over, and a final decision is likely to come very soon. We hear why a regulatory issue has generated so much interest and what the potential consequences might be for Internet users every day.
Can a diminished EPA still be an effective EPA? Texas, Florida and other states face years of environmental consequences from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. At the same time, the Trump Administration is downsizing the Environmental Protection Agency and weakening rules for protection. We hear what that could mean.
Hurricane Irma makes US landfall The sun is out in the Florida Keys and massive damage from Irma is all too visible. The storm is still battering Jacksonville and heading Northward. We update the weather as relief efforts get underway.
Unwise alliances or practical deal making President Trump has suddenly struck up a cross-party alliance with leading Congressional Democrats. Outraged Republicans want to know: is he playing the Democrats or are the Democrats playing him?
Category 4 Hurricane Irma is US-bound, are we prepared? Just days after Harvey devastated so much of Texas and parts of Louisiana, the monster hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida. Two other storms are building in the Atlantic. Is America protecting itself from potential disasters in the near future?
Does the president want to kill DACA… or not? Yesterday, President Trump cancelled DACA, but hours later he tweeted, if Congress doesn't renew it in six months, he'll "revisit" the program. We hear what that could mean.
Hurricane Harvey and the upcoming budget battle The best laid plans of Republicans and Democrats are likely to go astray when Congress returns on Tuesday. Damages from Tropical Storm Harvey will be political as well as financial and the impacts will last until the mid-term elections in November of next year.
What happens after the storm abates? Tens of thousands in Houston are living through a disaster all too much like New Orleans went through when it was struck by Katrina just 12 years ago. We talk about the struggle for recovery from one disaster while making plans for the next one.
Gulf states brace for a long recovery in Harvey's wake In Texas, some 13 million people live in zones either flooded already or under flood watch — with one trillion gallons of water inundating Harris County in just four days. The rain continues to set national records and floodwaters are still rising. Rescue efforts may last for weeks into the future.
America's fourth-largest city is under water One weather expert says what we're seeing in Houston, "could go down as the worst flood disaster in US history." We hear about Houston — how it became so vulnerable to massive flooding and how President Trump is handling federal assistance.
Free speech and neo-Nazis The ACLU's protection of free speech in the public square has made it a frequent target of the conservative Right. Now, deadly violence in Charlottesville has it under attack from the Left — including some of its own members. We hear arguments about the limits of free speech.
The war of words between North Korea and the US President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jung Un made provocative statements yesterday about the use of nuclear weapons. What are their respective messages, and do they understand one another?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.