FROM Ellis Hamburger
Can Facebook Cash in on Its Billion Birthdays? Cyber Monday might have been a chance for Facebook to start making big money, not with a holiday gimmick but one that will last all year. With more than a billion users, Facebook has always provided a box called "Happy Birthday." Clicking it to send a greeting was free. Now, for some users, the box has been replaced with " Give a Gift ," and clicking it could cost you money. Ellis Hamburger reports on Facebook and other social media services for TheVerge.com .
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.