FROM Jeff Greenfield
Has Iowa Hijacked American Democracy? The Iowa caucuses have been first on the presidential campaign agenda for 40 years, but they've never identified the ultimate nominee of either party. They distort the political process and lead to "bad policy." Photo: Gage Skidmore That's according to Jeff Greenfield, veteran national TV news reporter and commentator, writer for the Daily Beast . Last week, Politico published his piece with the headline, " How Iowa Hijacked Our Democracy ."
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.