The impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump moved to open hearings Wednesday. The central issue in the inquiry is what responsibility the president may carry for abandoning public duty in favor of private interests.
Transcripts of more than 350 pages each from House interviews with US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and the Trump Administration's special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker were made public, as was new testimony from Sondland included "refreshed" recollections.
Host Marco Werman spoke with former Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona about how his Republican colleagues in Congress view the scandals and impeachment inquiry swirling around President Donald Trump.
US tensions with Iran are ramping up with no clear plan in sight. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says that while Iran is acting belligerently, the US response is not helping.
Although in favor of adding a few new barriers in strategic locations on the US-Mexico border, Napolitano says building a wall from "sea to shining sea" would be wasteful. The border is "not in a crisis situation," she says.
For some people, overstaying their visa was never the plan. Rather, it is the result of one, or several, extenuating circumstances that convince immigrants they cannot or do not want to return to their countries.
Allegations of Russian meddling in the elections were “laughable, unqualified, groundless and unsubstantiated” said Peskov, in a call to reporters. Rather than Russia, he added, the indictments proved “other countries” were involved.
The Trump administration plans to drastically shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah. Conservation and Native American groups have sued, saying only Congress can make that change.
On Monday, President Donald Trump named Russia and China as top rivals. But Laicie Heeley, host of PRI's new podcast "Things that go boom" says the speech was sometimes inconsistent with the written National Security Strategy document submitted to Congress by his advisors.