FROM Julie Schmit
Home Sales Hit Three-Year High Sub-prime mortgages led the housing market into decline, one of the major factors in the Great Recession. Now the market is looking up, at least in some places. Home sales have reached their highest volume in three years, with 12 consecutive months of prices higher than the year before. It's the first time that's happened since 2006. We get an update from Walter Molony, spokesman for the National Association of Realtors , and Julie Schmit, who reports on housing for USA Today .
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?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.