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 )
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.