FROM Erica Smegielski
Shooting Victim's Daughter Watches as Gun Measures Stall Again After Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Tucson, Sandy Hook Charleston, San Bernardino — and now Orlando -- the families of victims visit Washington to lobby for gun control. Almost a ritual, the outcome is always the same. This week, in the aftermath of Orlando, four gun control measures died in the Senate . Erica Smegielski, an advocate with the nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety , is an advocate who was disappointed again. She's the daughter of Dawn Hochsprung, the Principal of Sandy Hook Elementary, who was killed along five other adults and 20 first graders.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.