FROM Naomi Grimley
Tony Blair: Past, Present and Future It's been the worst-kept political secret in years, and today, Tony Blair said, " Ten years is enough ." After announcing his plans to his cabinet in London, the British Prime Minister finally announced that he'll submit his resignation to Queen Elizabeth on June 27. By that time, the majority Labour Party 's expected to have selected Chancellor Gordon Brown as the next Prime Minister. In his speech today, surrounded by vocal supporters, Blair addressed the most controversial aspect of his ten years as the leader of Britain: his support for President Bush and the war in Iraq. We look at Blair's accomplishments and his failures. Will support for the war in Iraq damage his legacy or enhance it? What will Blair's absence mean for President Bush? What's the future for leadership of the European Union ?
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
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.