FROM Andrew North
President Meets with Iraq's Sunni VP as Violence Continues From Washington today comes news that there will be no change in Iraq policy , at least this year. Meantime, in Saudi Arabia more than 30 prominent Sunni clerics said Shiites are taking over Iraq and called on Sunnis around the Middle East to support the insurgency. In Iraq itself, dozens of day laborers from the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City where killed and wounded by car bombs.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.