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Coming up on Forum:
President George H.W. Bush was a modest man who wasn't afraid to break from the Republican party or to compromise with opponents, according to historian Jon Meacham. "Destiny and Power," Meacham's new biography of the 41st president, includes criticism of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfield, who Bush says served his son George W. Bush poorly. The critical comments come at an awkward time for George H.W. Bush's other son, Jeb, who continues to struggle in his bid to become the Republican presidential nominee.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters Monday that he expects lawmakers to have a "healthy
debate" about defunding Planned Parenthood, but that he does not anticipate a government shutdown over
financing of the reproductive health services group. The announcement follows last week's shooting at a Colorado
Planned Parenthood clinic that left three dead and nine injured. We'll discuss the ongoing campaign against
Planned Parenthood and how the shooting may shape our national dialogue about abortion and gun violence.
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17% of American kids are obese. That puts them at risk for health problems such as heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. It also comes at an emotional cost: obese kids get teased more than others and are often excluded from group activities. We'll discuss the latest research on nutrition and obesity in children and hear about the best ways to talk to kids about their weight, and help them lose it.
Leaders from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Paris starting Monday to forge an agreement to limit greenhouse-gas emissions. Many climate watchers are hopeful that an agreement can be reached, but the long standing rift between rich and poor countries over who should pay for the move to green energy remains. Forum will preview the talks and discuss the latest science on climate change.