FROM Henry Barbour
For GOP "Insiders:" Which "Outsider" Is Worse? The Republican Establishment in Washington is now holding its nose and warming up to the real estate mogul, Donald Trump. The distinctly half-hearted endorsement is based on hatred for Senator Ted Cruz and his frequent attacks on the leadership of his own political party. Conservative intellectuals are caught between a hard-right crusader who doesn’t want to do business and a deal-maker who probably will. As the battle continues for the “heart of the Party,” the voters have yet to be heard from.
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.
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.
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?
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.