FROM Katherine Porter
Mortgage Complaints on the Rise — Again So-called "troubled mortgages" helped cause the Great Recession, and the biggest banks were forced into a $26 billion settlement with 49 state attorneys. The banks then sold billions of dollars worth of home mortgages to servicing companies. That's become a booming business, but Katherine Porter says it has "overpromised and under-delivered." She is a professor at UC Irvine's School of Law, appointed by Attorney General Kamala Harris to oversee the mortgage settlement.
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 is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?