FROM Sandra Dibble
Here Come The Mexican Trucks Both houses of Congress want to keep Mexican trucks off U.S. highways, despite the provisions of NAFTA , the North American Free Trade Agreement, passed fourteen years ago. President Bush has already started a pilot program, but opponents in both parties say it’s a risk to traffic safety, the environment and homeland security.
Mexico's President Disarms Police, Launches New War on Drugs Mexico's new President Felipe Calderón has declared war on the drug traffic that's corrupted local police and led to hundreds of murders in the past year. Last week, Calderon disarmed police in crime-plagued Tijuana and other cities and replaced them with thousands of federal troops. On Saturday, 2300 local police were ordered back to their jobs after being relieved of their weapons.
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?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.