FROM Rob Christiansen
Tar Heels and Hoosiers, Clinton and Obama Record numbers of voters are crowding the polls in both Indiana and North Carolina . Barack Obama hopes a win in both states will make him the Democratic nominee. Hillary Clinton wants to do well enough to keep going. We hear more about today's races from veteran political observer Brian Howey, who blogs at HoweyPolitics.com , and Raleigh News and Observer's political reporter Rob Christiansen, author of The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics .
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?