FROM Mary Matalin
Birthers and Bernanke; Petraeus and Panetta President Obama moves to silence "birthers" and shakes up his national security team. Also, Ben Bernanke holds the first news conference in Federal Reserve history.
Any Clearer on Libya?; Budget Battle Heats Up; 2012 GOP Jockeying Has President Obama clarified US doctrine in Libya? Also, continuing budget battles on Capitol Hill, and emerging GOP contenders for the 2012 presidential race.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.