FROM Mark Puente
Police Brutality and the Baltimore Riots After last night's rioting, there is tension on the streets of Baltimore — filled with protesters, police and the National Guard. At the white House today, President Obama denounced last night's violence but praised peaceful protest by thousands of people over the killing Freddie Gray, of a young black man in police custody, and what he called "decades" of abuse that needs to be recognized. Investigative reporter Mark Puente is following the story for the Baltimore Sun . A demonstrator confronts police near Camden Yards during a protest against the death in police custory of Freddie Gray in Baltimore April 25, 2015. (Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters)
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
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.