FROM Joe Strupp
Should News Media Make Public DC Madam's Client List? An alleged madam has caused a furor in Washington, DC by claiming she has 46 pounds of telephone invoices proving that high-level officials have used services she claims were entirely legal. Deborah Jeane Palfrey 's given the list to ABC News , which says it includes "a Bush Administration economist, the head of a conservative think tank, a prominent CEO, several lobbyists and a handful of military officials." Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias resigned last week, revealing he was a client. In the midst of TV ratings sweep, ABC says it will have a report on Friday. Will the Washington press corps release their names? Joe Strupp is senior editor at Editor and Publisher , which reports on the newspaper industry.
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?
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?
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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.