FROM Whit Fosburgh
As Secretary of Interior hikes, his staff rolls back regulations Photo Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (black hat) visits national monuments in Utah Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wears cowboy boots and Stetson hats to his office in Washington. He likes to compare himself to Teddy Roosevelt, America's original conservationist. He's been visiting national parks and monuments. Meanwhile, back in Washington, his staff is rolling back Obama-era protections of public lands. That's according to Coral Davenport of the New York Times .
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.
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.