FROM Sarah Karlin-Smith
Trump's HHS pick questioned on the future of Obamacare One of today's hearings was for Georgia's Republican Congressman Tom Price — an orthopedic surgeon who's nominated to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. When grilled about repealing Obamacare by Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, Price tried to reassure the public, saying that his goal was to have more people covered under the new plan. Sarah Karlin-Smith, who covers healthcare for Politico , reports on the politics and procedures discussed in today's hearing.
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.