FROM Sarah Childress
Many States Loosen Gun Control Laws a Year after Newtown After 26 victims were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, it was called "an unprecedented opportunity" for gun control. Grieving parents vowed to fight for what they called "sensible solutions to prevent gun violence." Even some politicians with top ratings from the NRA suggested they'd be willing to consider new gun control measures. One year later, it hasn't turned out that way. That's according to a report by the PBS series Frontline , where Sarah Childress is an investigative reporter.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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?