FROM Janis Karpinski
Calls for Accountability over Iraq War Three weeks before last month's elections, 51% of Americans favored impeachment of President Bush, but House Speaker elect Nancy Pelosi says it's "off the table." This weekend, rallies and forums are planned to build grassroots momentum. A court in Germany has been asked to press "war crimes" charges against Donald Rumsfeld over the prisons at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay. Has the President exceeded the powers granted him by the Constitution? Can foreign courts prosecute US officials for the way they do their jobs?
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?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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.