FROM Madeleine Smithberg
Jon Stewart's Final Show: The Evolution of 'The Daily Show' As the Republicans staged the first debate of next year's campaign, another TV performer stepped down last night. Madeleine Smithberg was a co-creator of The Daily Show , and was involved in hiring Jon Stewart and others to be on the show. She helps us trace how The Daily Show evolved during its 16 years on Comedy Central.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.