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.
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?
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.