FROM Melody Gutierrez
Governor Brown Looks Forward…and Backward Jerry Brown today combined this year's state-of-the-state speech with his fourth inaugural address as Governor of California. He remembered that it was 56 years to the day since he saw his father, Pat Brown, sworn in to the same office. Brown himself has been Secretary of State and Attorney General. He served two terms as Governor in the 1970's. Since he won his unprecedented third term four years ago, he said there's been much progress -- but that many problems facing the state are the same as when his father held office.
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?
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?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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?