FROM Roja Bandari
Persian-Americans React to Rising Tensions in Iran All during this week of massive protests in Iran, there has been support from expatriates and other sympathizers here in the US. Americans of Iranian heritage are concentrated in several parts of the US, most conspicuously in Southern California and Texas. We sample their response to today's developments.
Iranian Ex-Pats React to the Turmoil in Iran Another day, another mass protest on the streets of Tehran, this time with many people wearing black to signify mourning for those killed since last Friday's elections. Los Angeles is the home of more Iranians and their descendents than any place other than the mother country, and many are not just interested but deeply involved. We speak to Iranian-Americans with different views of what's going on in their home country.
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?
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.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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?