FROM Carol Fowler
Will Hillary Clinton Take It to the Convention? In a decision meant to create compromise but which raised frictions even further, the Democratic Party's Rules and Bylaws Committee settled the disputed primary issue of Michigan and Florida by giving delegates from those states a half-vote at the party's convention in Denver. Hillary Clinton won big in Puerto Rico's primary yesterday, and some of her supporters are vowing to fight all the way to the August convention. Others, however, are saying it's time to step aside and get behind Barack Obama as the party's nominee. Will this week decide which candidate becomes the party's nominee? At what cost? Will it wage a united front in the general election campaign against Republican John McCain this fall?
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?
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.
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?