FROM Matt Spetalnick
The Nobel Peace Prize and ethnic cleansing When Aung San Suu Kyi was a prisoner of the ruling military in Myanmar, she won international sympathy -- and the Nobel Peace Prize . The dictatorship felt enough international pressure to allow for elections, and she was chosen for leadership, but with limited power. Now she is failing to speak out against brutal military repression of the Rohingya minority in her Buddhist-majority country. Many former supporters are crying "shame." But others say she has little choice as a virtual prisoner in a fledgling democracy.
Is Gore's Nobel Win Also a Rebuke to President Bush? The White House said today that President Bush was "happy" for Al Gore that he won the Nobel Peace Prize . But Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards said the event shines light on what he called "the most inconvenient truth of all," that "the selection of George Bush as president has endangered the peace and prosperity of the entire planet." When Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, some saw the Nobel Committee disapproving of Bush's plans for war. The Committee denied it then and denies it today. But the award does raise questions about the politics of global warming, including the criticism of Gore's Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth . Matt Spetalnick is White House correspondent for Reuters News Service .
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?
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.
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?