Monday’s news: The world, and the country, were left reeling over the weekend in the aftermath of back to back decisions by President Donald Trump to roll back health insurance regulations and decertify the Iran nuclear deal. The decisions only added to the growing challenges facing the Trump administration all at once, from a cyber and nuclear empowered North Korea to a worsening opioid epidemic.
Tuesday’s news: President Donald Trump’s nominee to direct national drug control policy withdraws after the release of a controversial report. Plus, the president puts forth a friendly face with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, despite months of tension.
Advocates for Americans imprisoned by Iranian authorities said on Friday they were concerned the Trump administration's hard line on Iran would close off the chance for talks to secure the prisoners' release.
In recent weeks, the Trump administration has plunged into fights long sought by the religious right, issuing a 25-page memo bolstering legal protections for people of faith, rolling back employers' requirement for birth-control coverage and rev