It's the Midday News Wrap, our Friday focus on the week's top local, national and international news stories, which certainly came in a cascade this week. Our special guest and our panel of news analysts help us sort them all out:
After promising an “America First” foreign policy, President Trump last night ordered a cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase, in response to President Bashir Al-Assad’s latest use of chemical weapons.
Steve Bannon is out as a member of the NSC's inner circle. Devin Nunes is out, at least temporarily, as the Republican's lead investigator on the House Intelligence Committee looking into Russian meddling in the US election.
Also out: a 60-vote requirement for Supreme Court nominees.
In the U.S. for meetings with Mr. Trump were the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and China. And the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in, it seems, on just about everything.
Tom begins the show today with Senator Chris Van Hollen, who won the seat vacated by Barbara Mikulski last year. Then, Tom is joined by Domenico Montanaro, lead editor for politics at NPR and Luke Broadwater, reporter for the Baltimore Sun.