FROM Elaine Ganley
French election shake-up holds promise for far right French Conservative François Fillon was prime minister for five years when Nicolas Sarkozy was President. Fillon's candidacy for the top office was expected to put the brakes on the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen. Now Fillon's been hit by a financial scandal. But yesterday he insisted he will not drop out. We get an update on the French political meltdown from Elaine Ganley, who is based in Paris for the Associated Press (L-R) French presidential candidates François Fillon ( G. Garitan ) and Marine Le Pen ( Rémi Noyon )
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.
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.
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.