FROM Brian Smith
Washington Retailers Get Pot Licenses In January, recreational marijuana shops opened all over Colorado, a state with a history of medical marijuana. Today, when Washington state issued its first licenses for such outlets, it was starting from scratch. 24 licenses to sell recreational marijuana were issued, the first of 334 to be granted statewide. Retail outlets won’t be opening up until tomorrow, but there’s already a predicted shortage of product.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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.
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?