FROM Cynthia Koons
EpiPen price increases get lawmakers scrutiny As a new year begins, schools and parents are grappling with a price increase for EpiPens — recommended by Congress for all schools and many public places. It's used against life-threatening allergic reactions that happen fast. One EpiPen cost $57 when the company Mylan took over the product. Now it's only selling it two at a time and charging $600. Cynthia Koons, healthcare reporter for Bloomberg News , says there are a lot of dynamics at work.
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?
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?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.