FROM Seth Bringman
Hillary Clinton and Political 'Inevitability' Hillary Clinton was considered "inevitable" in 2008. Barack Obama proved that she wasn't, when she failed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination. Now she's "inevitable" for 2016. Are there second acts in American politics? We hear about potential challenges from the progressive wing of the party, and why many political pros think she's unstoppable anyway — if she decides to run.
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?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.