FROM Karen Oliveto
United Methodists Divided over LGBT Rights The United Methodist Church is America's third largest faith group after the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention, and like them, it's struggling over LGBT rights. That's become all too clear at this week's General Conference in Portland, Oregon. Photo: David Goehring Dr. Karen Oliveto is a lesbian and Senior Pastor at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. She's also one of 864 delegates from all over the world, and joins us to talk about the challenges of being a global religion in 2016.
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?
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 happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.