FROM Kate Conradt
Haitians Flock from the City to the Countryside In Haiti, security is a growing concern, with looting in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. UN Security General Ban-ki Moon has asked for more peacekeepers and aide assistance . Kate Conradt is Emergency Communications Director of Save the Children .
Airport Overwhelmed as Time Runs Out for Haiti Earthquake Victims This afternoon, President Obama said he had spoken to Haiti's President Réne Préval. Observing that the entire world is offering help because of "common humanity," the President said that the US has a special responsibility because of it's "unique capacity" and pledged continued commitment to the government and people of Haiti. He quoted President Préval as saying, "Thank you, thank you, thank you." Kate Conradt, Emergency Communications Director for Save the Children , is in Port-au-Prince.
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.