FROM Ian Swanson
Paul Ryan Gives First News Conference as House Speaker During his first news conference as House Speaker today, Republican Paul Ryan said he's "not concerned about the presidential election," but is focused instead on how Congress conducts business and gave this example. "The highway bill is a good place to start. We're opening up the process, we're allowing members to participate in a way that the founders intended and we're advancing an issue that is a big priority to the hard working taxpayers of this country – fixing our roads and our bridges, improving our transportation infrastructure." Ian Swanson is managing editor of The Hill , a news outlet that covers Congress.
With Midterms Looming, Republicans Poised to Take Senate Voting in the midterm elections is already underway, and a consensus is already building about what the results will be and what the next Congress will look like. Ian Swanson is managing editor at The Hill , a publication that monitors the House and the Senate.
House Grills CDC on Ebola Control School superintendents in Texas and Ohio have closed schools after reports that students were on the same plane as a nurse diagnosed with Ebola. Meantime, a Congressional sub committee grilled health officials in Washington, including Thomas Frieden, Director of the Center’s for Disease Control. Ian Swanson is Managing Editor of The Hill , a publication that monitors Congress.
Is the Secret Service Keeping the President Safe? The Secret Service is charged with making the White House the safest place in the world. When every agent swears to take a bullet for the President of the United States, the purpose is to create an aura of invincibility. Now that aura is fading.
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.
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.
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 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.