FROM Carl Shepro
A Felon in the US Senate? Alaska's Ted Stevens , the longest serving Republican in the Senate, was convicted last week of seven felony charges. But he continued his race for re-election, and with votes still coming in, he's clinging onto a narrow lead over Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich , the Democrat who dared to challenge him. Carl Shepro, Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, has more on the first convicted felon ever to win a race for the US Senate.
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.
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.
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.