FROM Steven A. Cohen
Cause for Optimism at the UN Climate Talks in Lima, Peru? This year's global temperatures will have been the highest since records began in 1880. Against that background, almost 200 nations are meeting in Peru , establishing strategy for another global climate-change summit next year in Paris. They got a recent boost when the US and China made an announcement on cutting carbon . We look at the objectives and the chance for success with former US Senator Tim Wirth, the top international climate negotiator for the Clinton Administration and now Vice Chairman of the United Nations Foundation , and Steven Cohen, Executive Director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and a Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs. Thanks to Sasa Woodruff for production assistance.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Russian probe gets jolt from Yates and Clapper Senate hearing Intelligence officials have long since concluded that Russia interfered in last year's US election. After yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, what more do we know about the threat to future elections and how it's being handled by the Trump Administration?
Will the GOP weather the storm with Trump or jump ship? Breitbart news claims that the GOP "establishment" has it's knives out" for President Trump, but Republicans in Congress are mostly supportive… at least in public. We look at whether that's likely to last.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.