FROM Kathie Obradovich
Hillary Clinton Finally Does It Again More than a minute into a two-minute web video with "everyday Americans," talking about their futures, Hillary Clinton says what everyone already knew. What everyone doesn't yet know is why she's running and what she stands for -- beyond becoming the first woman to capture the White House. It's a campaign announcement that's low key compared to her launch in 2007. Now she's literally "hitting the road" to Iowa in her "scooby-Doo van" -- no more helicopters or jet planes. Will her new style appeal to her party's "liberal wing."
Are Republicans Getting their Party Together? There were primary elections for the US Senate and Congress in eight states yesterday. For Democrats, it was mostly business as usual, but Republicans were looking for signs of unity or division between the GOP Establishment and Tea Party supporters. In Iowa, Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin unified the factions behind Senate candidate Joni Ernst , who campaigned on her ability to castrate a hog. In Mississippi, there was no final decision, and six-term Senate incumbent Thad Cochran faces a run-off with the well funded Tea-Party challenger, Chris McDaniel . How deep does party unity really go? Is it key to re-taking the Senate and nominating a presidential winner in 2016?
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.