FROM Maria Abi-Habib
Top Hezbollah Military Leader Killed in Beirut A senior commander of Hezbollah was assassinated today in Beirut, apparently another incident in Lebanon's sad history as a battleground for proxy wars. Maria Abi-Habib reports from there for the Wall Street Journal .
Anti-US Tensions Mount in Egypt Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have camped out in Tahrir Square calling for Morsi's reinstatement. The military is now threatening to empty the square Monday if they do not leave. Maria Abi-Habib, Middle East correspondent for the Wall Street Journal , joins us from Cairo.
Janesville and the 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. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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?