FROM Russell Riley
What suffers when a White House is investigated? The latest "person of interest" in the probe of the Trump White House is presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, who's been assigned massive responsibilities. The work of independent counsel Robert Mueller is bound to be an " enormous distraction ." That's according to Russell Riley, co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia. His books include Inside the Clinton White House: An Oral History .
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.
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?
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?