President Trump has given an ultimatum to Republicans to either get behind his healthcare bill, or he’ll leave Obamacare in place. The vote in the House of Representatives is expected for later today. To discuss this, Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher was joined by Scott Lucas, Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog.
The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, said that US intelligence agencies might have 'incidentally' captured communications from Trump's transitional team following his election. Although, this doesn't back up claims that the Obama administration was behind the 'wiretapping'. To discuss this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of USAPP, the US Centre's daily blog on US politics at the London School of Economics.
GCHQ has strongly dismissed claims from the Trump administration that President Obama used British spies to "wiretap" Donald Trump during the last election. Scott Lucas, Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog joined us to discuss.
President Trump's latest Twitter outburst has seen him accuse former President Obama of tapping the phones at Trump Tower during the election but evidence for the claims is yet to emerge. Jason Reifler, professor of Political Science at Exeter University, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the story.
Donald Trump gave his first speech to congress last night, widely said to be more presidential, but did it deliver the detail markets were craving? And how has it rated in the polls? Chris Gilson runs the LSE US Centre's daily blog on US politics and joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to dissect the speech.
During a joint press-conference with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump appeared to have reversed from the long-held "two state solution" for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Yossi Mekelberg, an Associate Fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
Robert Singh, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck University of London, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk on the latest political news from the US. Following Trump's National Security Adviser resignation, US intelligence agencies are now investigating the links between Russia and Trump's former campaign boss, Paul Manafort.
US President Donald Trump has agreed to honour the so-called "One China" policy, which is the foundation of US-China relations, while domestically Trumps controversial travel ban has been unanimously ruled against by the US circuit court of appeals in San Francisco. For more on Trump's third week in the Oval Office Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief, New York Times.
Donald Trump's travel ban has been put on hold by a US judge. Legally, what's next for this controversial executive order? Markus Wagner, associate professor of law at Warwick University, joined Ed Bowsher to discuss.
Donald Trump's made his Supreme Court nominee - Judge Neil Gorsuch is now in line for a seat on the nation's top court and would replace Justice Scalia. And the appointment looks to be filibusted in what's been a chaotic week for the new President. Robert Singh, professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss this story.