News withe Ed -- October 16, 2017

Trumpian civics: ‘The Senate better get it done’

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a joint press conference today, publically signaling that they’re “closer than ever before” and “totally together on this agenda to move America forward.” Trump spoke optimistically about their plans for healthcare reform and doubled down on his criticism of the NFL’s “Take a Knee” movement. Ted Harvey of the Committee to Defend the President and talk-show host Rob Taub join “News with Ed” to weigh in on the show of Republican unity and the likely success, or lack thereof, of the Trump agenda.

Trump has ‘thrown the dead cat on the lap of Congress’ – fmr diplomat

The United States isn’t pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal – yet. But President Donald Trump has denounced and decertified the deal and continues to make bellicose noises toward Tehran. Former diplomat Jim Jatras joins to discuss the US credibility problem and geopolitical “chickens coming home to roost” throughout the Middle East. He also weighs in on probable US strategies toward North Korea, should deteriorating relations lead to open conflict.