FROM Courtney Kennedy
Are Trump's Polls Improving? Donald Trump has surprised pundits and pollsters alike with his unexpected success in this raucous election year. But are there more surprises in store? Just how accurately are pollsters measuring voter support for The Donald, and are his backers sometimes shy about admitting they like him? Photo: Gage Skidmore We get perspective from Ron Brownstein, editorial director of National Journal Group, columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a longtime student and number cruncher of American politics; and from Courtney Kennedy, director of survey research for the Pew Research Center .
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?
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.
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?