FROM Sue Dunlap
Donald Trump and the politics of abortion The Pro-Life movement plans to hold Donald Trump to written promises he made late in the general election campaign. Leaders say they're more energized than at any time since Roe v. Wade granted women the right to choose 43 years ago. Next month, Republicans in Congress are prepared to introduce new federal restrictions on abortion as well as complete de-funding of Planned Parenthood. We hear what that could mean — especially in Blue states, where Planned Parenthood provides a whole range of women's health services.
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.
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.
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?
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?