FROM Bill Douglas
Gender politics and women voters With the prospect of America's first female president, the issue of gender was inevitable in this year's campaign for the White House. In Monday's debate , Hillary Clinton brought it out in the open, mentioning Donald Trump's humiliation of Miss Universe and a record of sexist behavior. But, for many women, it already had emerged — with Trump's multiple interruptions, his eye rolling and references to Clinton's "stamina." Pundits, tweeters and prognosticators have been arguing ever since about how it will play in the rest of the campaign — and in November's historic election.
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?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?