FROM Allison Connelly
Kentucky County Clerk Defies Marriage Law A standoff over gay marriage in Kentucky has kicked up a notch. Today, the elected county clerk of Rowan County, Kim Davis, refused yet again to issue marriage licenses to several gay couples. She's citing "God's authority." This came just hours after the US Supreme Court declined to excuse her from her sworn duty. Now, lawyers for the couples are asking a federal judge to hold her in contempt of court. Allison Connelly has been watching this conflict. She's a professor of law at the University of Kentucky and director of its legal clinic.
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.
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?
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.
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.