FROM Alan Berube
Sanctuary cities prepare against threat of deportations In Sunday's interview with Leslie Stahl of 60 Minutes, Donald Trump said he still hopes to round up undocumented people as he's promised since the beginning of his campaign. His advisors are reportedly drafting plans to ramp up pressure on local police and jailers to identify immigrants in the country illegally. That could mean direct conflict with "sanctuary cities," like Los Angeles, whose Police Chief Charlie Beck says he won't go along. "We're going to maintain the same posture we always have. We don't make detentions or arrests solely based on status. If the federal government takes a more aggressive role in deportation, then they'll have to do it on their own." -- LAPD Chief Charlie Beck We hear more about what it would take for President Trump to carry out his plans from Brian Bennett, a national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times , and from Alan Berube, a senior fellow and deputy director at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.
Inequality and Prosperity A new study from the Brookings Institution says the greatest income disparities occur in cities with the most vibrant economies. San Francisco and Los Angeles both make the top 10 list of most unequal cities in a new report. We take a look at the phenomenon with the author of the study.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.