President Donald Trump, and National Security Advisor Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster talk with service members at the White House, July 18, 2017. Photo credit: Shealah Craighead.
FROM THIS EPISODE
The campaign to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller doesn’t stop there. President Trump and members of Congress are attacking the FBI and other institutions vital to trust in government. An FBI agent warns that intelligence sources won’t risk their lives by revealing what they know. A constitutional scholar says eroding public confidence threatens the rule of law. New Jersey’s former Republican Governor, Christine Todd Whitman, says it’s not “her party” after all. She is proposing traditional rules of political discourse and behavior to be written into law. Is a “constitutional crisis” in America’s future?
Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law
Asha Rangappa, Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs (@AshaRangappa_)
Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey, co-chair of National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy (@GovCTW)
Long before Trump was elected president his son-in-law Jared Kushner had ties to China. In his latest article the New Yorker’s Adam Entous explains how Kushner naively allowed himself to be manipulated by China’s ambassador to the US. What did he stand to gain?
Jared Kushner, speaks with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. Photo credit: Navy PO2 Dominique A. Pineiro.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
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