FROM Malia Zimmerman
Hawaii Rocked by 6.7 Earthquake Hawaii's strongest earthquake in 20 years has officials fanning out across the islands, inspecting bridges and looking for other damage. Power still has not been fully restored since a 6.7 quake hit yesterday morning, followed by one of 5.8 and at least 30 aftershocks. Remarkably, no one has been killed or seriously injured. However, relief and reconstruction efforts will be complicated by the need to bring all supplies in by ship or air.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.
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?