FROM Jim Ash
Lame Duck Crist May Pardon Jim Morrison Posthumously After a concert in Miami in 1969, The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison was convicted of two felonies: exposure and profanity. Morrison died in 1971 before ever going to prison, but fans have long demanded a posthumous pardon. Now Florida's outgoing Governor Charlie Crist says "stay tuned." Florida's Board of Executive Clemency will meet on December 9, for the last time before Crist leaves office. Jim Ash covers Florida politics for the Gannett News Service .
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.
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.