FROM Joel Lovell
Inside Stephen Colbert's Preparations for 'The Late Show' In two weeks when he takes over The Late Show on CBS, Stephen Colbert won't be the character that viewers of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central came to know. In the meantime, he's preparing in new and different ways and in so doing has revealed a good deal of what he's like behind the camera. Last month, viewers of a public access program in Monroe, Michigan got a surprise — live, at midnight. The next morning, Colbert met with Joel Lovell, who was writing a profile for the latest edition of GQ magazine . Joel is also an editor for This American Life and The Atavist.
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?
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.
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.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.