FROM Ryan Alexander
Paulson Tells Congress the Bailout is Making Progress The $700 billion bailout was known as TARP , the Troubled Assets Relief Program. It's gone from buying the troubled assets of banks to buying part of the banks themselves. On Capitol Hill today, Treasury Henry Paulson said he's required to adjust to changing circumstances. Ryan Alexander is president of the nonpartisan group that calls itself Taxpayers for Common Sense.
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?
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?
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?