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.
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.
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.