Over the past year, nearly a quarter of the country reported increased drinking to deal with stress, according to the American Psychological Association. CNN’s Michael Smerconish examines America’s drinking habits and how the pandemic has exacerbated them.
A new report in Vanity Fair suggests that politics interfered with pursuit of the lab-leak theory of the origin of Covid-19. Michael Smerconish worries what damage this will do to public confidence in our institutions at a moment when we can least afford it.
Responding to a viewer tweet, Michael Smerconish says, ‘The flamethrowers on the left and right, they accomplish nothing….Now, you say something incendiary via Twitter, you raise a ton of money, and you become the darling of your party. It’s twisted!’
Michael Smerconish and Author Carol Leonnig discuss her new book “Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service” about the agency’s troubled history and how its apolitical reputation has faltered.
A year after his killing sparked a national reckoning over racial injustice, George Floyd's relatives met on Tuesday with President Joe Biden to urge passage of a police reform bill, while people around the country continued the call for change. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touches down in Cornwall ahead of the G7 summit of world leaders. His arrival is marked by a military parade. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prince Charles meets CEOs and politicians including US Climate Envoy John Kerry and COP26 President Alok Sharma at St James’s Palace. He tells them that his message for “several decades” has been that solutions to the “existential crisis” of climate change must be found by through collaboration between government and the private sector. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks about environmental issues with children during a visit to a school in Cornwall, where he took part in activities such as planting trees and making moulds from shells. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says that Health Secretary Matt Hancock should answer the allegations put to him by Dominic Cummings; in particular his claim that the government threw a "protective ring" around care homes. He adds that the government has received an "unprecedented rebuke" from President Joe Biden for "undermining the peace process" in Northern Ireland over their treatment of the border. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn