FROM Doug Henwood
Jeb Bush Explores Running in 2016 Political pundits have been taking another look at the "inevitability" of Hillary Clinton as the next Democratic presidential nominee. She has still not given a signal, despite urging from supporters and contributors. Now Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida and the brother and son of former presidents, has become the first major player to indicate he’ll "actively explore" a run for the White House. We handicap the likely candidates from both parties.
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?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.