FROM Nadine Smith
Lesbian Teenager Faces Statutory Rape Charge A Florida girl who just turned 18 has refused to accept a plea bargain on charges of lewd and lascivious battery, stemming from her admitted and ongoing sexual relationship with another girl who's 14. Kaitlyn Hunt has become a cause célèbre for gay rights since she was arrested. Her mother, describing the relationship that began before her daughter turned 18, Last night, Kaitlyn's mother, who has five daughters, said of the relationship that began before her daughter turned 18, "I didn't consider it wrong or criminal at all. So I'm definitely learning a lot of things right now."
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.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.