FROM William E. Gibson
Florida Democratic Party Pushes Mail-in Primary Florida Democrats violated National Party rules by holding their presidential primary on January 29, long before they were supposed to. The candidates refused to campaign, but their names were on the ballot and Hillary Clinton won more votes than Barack Obama . Although it didn't seem to matter then, with the nomination itself perhaps at stake, Florida's Democratic Party is proposing a re-vote , partly by mail. US Senator Bill Nelson has embraced the idea, but the state's nine Democratic Congress members are adamantly opposed. Something has to be done by June 3. William Gibson is the political writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel .
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.
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?
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?
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.