FROM Mark Davis
State of the Union Strategy? With his own polls at historic lows because of Iraq, the White House says George W. Bush will act "boldly" for the remaining two years of his presidency. Tonight, as required by the Constitution, he'll deliver his annual message on the State of the Union . Can he change the subject to a domestic agenda? We hear from political observer Joe Conason and former presidential speechwriter Mark Davis.
Nationalism's appeal on both sides of the Atlantic Nationalism, Populism, concerns about immigration and outright racism are part of election campaigns from the US to Europe. We hear how today's election in Holland reflects the recent past and may forecast the future.
Trump, Russia and rabbit holes Conservatives are now joining liberal critics of President Trump by demanding to know about his administration’s ties to Russia. We hear about Washington latest political flap and possible unintended consequence.
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."