FROM Barbara Shelly
Kansas Passes Controversial Welfare Reform Legislation Aid to the poor often comes with restrictions, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says new limits on state assistance will help recipients to lead better lives. Kansas law is about to prohibit welfare recipients from visiting swimming pools, getting tattoos or withdrawing more than $25 from ATM's. We hear more about the reform legislation from Barbara Shelly, editorial and opinion writer at the Kansas City Star .
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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.