FROM Matt Dixon
Florida's politics get hit by Hurricane Matthew As we go on the air, Hurricane Matthew hasn't yet caused the death and damage that's been predicted, but President Obama has reminded millions of people they're still in danger. Meantime the disruption already caused by Matthew is having political consequences in a crucial swing state. Republican Governor Rick Scott — who's also chair of a super PAC backing Donald Trump — has refused to extend next Tuesday's deadline for voter registration. Matt Dixon, in Panama City for Politico , has more on who asked for the extension and why.
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.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
"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."