Trump's Immigration Ban, Security Council Shakeup, NATO Reckons With Russia
January 29, 2017•49 min
Coming up on today's show:
President Trump's executive order banning Syrian refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations sparked confusion and outrage this weekend, as travelers were left stranded at airports, protesters took to the streets and a federal judge ruling prompted the White House to roll back part of the order. Attorney and former immigration judge Eliza Klein examines the order and where it stands now.
In a restructuring of the National Security Council, Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will face diminished roles while Trump’s Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon will join the national security group. Matthew Waxman, co-chair of the Cybersecurity Center at the Columbia Data Science Institute explains what this means for security.
Six people are dead and eight wounded following a shooting at an Islamic center in Quebec City Sunday night, a day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed refugees into his country "regardless of faith." Allan Woods, Quebec Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star, reports.
Congressional leaders are among those divided over President Trump's immigration ban, including Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reports.
As Trump continues to pursue warming relations with Putin, NATO warns that elevating the Russian president to global superpower status could have negative consequences for the organization. Former deputy commander of NATO Sir Richard Shirreff explains.
Timothy Tyson chronicles the life and death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, whose murder launched the civil rights movement. The new book, "The Blood of Emmett Till," comes out tomorrow.