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?
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.
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?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.