FROM Katie Cooper
The war of words between North Korea and the US President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jung Un made provocative statements yesterday about the use of nuclear weapons. What are their respective messages, and do they understand one another?
The brave new world of genetic engineering Gene editing now used for agriculture and developing drugs can also prevent inherited human diseases. We hear the pros and cons of the latest breakthrough in medical science.
The isolation of the State Department in Trump's White House Career diplomats say the Trump Administration is "hollowing out" the State Department with no clear foreign policy from the Secretary of State or the White House. Congress is already showing impatience as the President has yet to sign a sanctions bill passed with veto-proof majorities.
The San Antonio tragedy: How to make a border safe for everyone The gruesome deaths of people found in a smuggler's truck in San Antonio dramatizes the desperation of people trying to cross illegally. Would the border wall now being considered by Congress make conditions better?
Will a Democrat economic reboot translate into regaining power? Since Donald Trump's upset of Hillary Clinton last year, Democrats have lost four special elections in different parts of the country. Now they're trying to persuade voters they're more than the Party against President Trump. We hear their opening offers.
Why can't the GOP seem to get anything done? Republicans in Washington got their wish: one-party control of Congress, the Senate and the White House. After seven years of promises, why can't they get anything done?
Do we need to be 'scared straight' on Climate Change? Maybe you're one of the two million people who read or shared the recent New York Magazine cover story, which dares to imagine an "uninhabitable Earth." Maybe you liked it. Maybe you found it unhelpful or excessive. In this special rebroadcast of To the Point, guest host León Krauze asks, is it an exercise in journalistic alarmism or necessary scientific awareness?
GOP healthcare collapses Guest host León Krauze looks at the sudden failure of the Republican attempt to replace Obamacare and what comes next, especially for the party that made this a campaign promise ever since 2010.
The Senate healthcare bill nears the home stretch The Republican-controlled Senate has had a hard time repealing and replacing Obamacare, a goal for the party since 2010. And now the latest attempt by Mitch McConnell got a surprise delay. Guest host León Krauze explores whether that will weaken the bill's chances. If it succeeds, does it even resemble a truly Republican version of a healthcare project?
Do we need to be 'scared straight' on climate change? Maybe you're one of the two million people who read or shared the recent New York Magazine cover story, which dares to imagine an "uninhabitable Earth." Maybe you liked it. Maybe you found it unhelpful or excessive. Guest host León Krauze asks, is it an exercise in journalistic alarmism or necessary scientific awareness?
The summit within the summit Overshadowing other news at the G-20 is the first meeting of Presidents Trump and Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg Germany. The leaders met behind closed doors for two hours and 16 minutes -- more than twice what had been expected.
Travel ban takes effect The Trump Administration's travel ban is back in effect. Guest host Leon Krauze explores what's behind this modified version. What will be its future in the courts? And how will it affect America's influence in the world?
McConnell hits headwinds, delays health bill has a new argument for Republicans who aren't ready to support his version of health care reform. If it's not passed after the July 4 recess... they might have to work with the Democrats. We hear more about the effort to gut Obamacare.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.