FROM Karoun Demirjian
Political upheaval for California Congressman Devin Nunes? Does California Republican Devin Nunes have a future after recusing himself- temporarily- as chair of the House Intelligence Committee over questions of ethics violations?
Suing foreign governments after terrorist attacks The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act today. The Senate already approved it unanimously. It would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government for any part in the attacks. Supporters say it would allow the families to pursue long-delayed justice. But critics -- including Obama -- say it would set a dangerous precedent, possibly setting the stage for similar lawsuits against the US in the future.
Senate Rejects GOP Efforts to Quash Iran Deal Yesterday, Republicans in the Senate failed to stop the Iran nuclear deal . Today, Republicans in the House passed two bills designed to prevent major provisions from going into effect, as we hear from Karoun Demirjian who reports for the Washington Post .
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.
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?