FROM Daniel Zwerdling
Army Discharging Soldiers Who Have "Adjustment Disorder" The US Army doesn't know how many veterans have been discharged for "adjustment disorder." One example is Frank Constabile. After serving with the Army in Afghanistan, Private First Class Constabile was discharged with "adjustment disorder." At first, he didn't know what that meant — but he's learned that it's drastically limiting the benefits he's receiving. Is it time for an independent truth commission to assess their conditions and decide if they're really entitled to more benefits than they're receiving? Frank Costabile, a former Fort Carson Army private first class Photo courtesy of Michael de Yoanna/Colorado Public Radio
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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?
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.
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.