Photo credit: U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
President Trump has complained about illegal leaks -- leaks that led to this week’s resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. What happens to an executive branch when its bureaucrats routinely undermine it?
This week was another dramatic one for the White House. What do Donald Trump’s supporters think? Local Trump supporters share their reactions to yesterday’s press conference and to the president’s first month in office.
Trump suggested that the U.S. might back away from the two-state solution with Israel and the Palestinians. A Middle East expert explains how that’s playing in the region, and whether Trump’s strong relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu might help broker peace.
Cats have roamed the streets of Istanbul for thousands of years. The new documentary “Kedi” explains why Turks are so enamored by cats.
Ceyda Torun, Filmmaker
Our film critics review “The Great Wall,” set in China and starring Matt Damon; the horror anthology “XX,” which features women writers, directors and lead actors; and another thriller called “A Cure for Wellness.”
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Inside the Walmart that's now a shelter for migrant children President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy has led to more than 1300 kids being separated from their families at the border. Many of those kids end up in government shelters. A Walmart in Brownsville, Texas has been converted into a shelter called Casa Padre. We learn what life is like inside. We also speak with a man who quit his job at an Arizona shelter after being forced to tell kids they can’t hug.
What the AT&T and Time Warner merger means for Hollywood A federal judge Tuesday approved the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. This rebuffs President Trump’s efforts to block the $85 billion deal. This new AT&T-Time Warner company would own CNN, the library of HBO, and wireless and satellite TV services across the country.
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