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Ryan Lochte is back in the United States, but two other members of the US Olympic swimming team are still in Brazil with their passports on hold and another is unaccounted for. It's all about Lochte's claim that they were robbed at gunpoint, while a Brazilian gas-station owner says they vandalized his business. Will Carless, senior correspondent for PRI and Global Post, joins us from Rio.
Every politician battles the media, including Hillary Clinton. But her toxic relations with reporters are nothing like Donald Trump's. Now, after helping Trump start his campaign with $2 billion worth of free air-time, are the media turning against him? Even one right-wing talk-show hosts says, "We've created a monster." Mainstream reporters insist Trump's contradictions and outright falsehoods are changing the rules. But others say Clinton's getting a free pass. Is media credibility already too compromised to survive this year's campaign?
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone (@mtaibbi)
Jim Rutenberg, New York Times (@jimrutenberg)
Charlie Sykes, author and former talk show host (@SykesCharlie)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania (@APPCPenn)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
The Trump and Clinton plans to create jobs and increase growth may be different, but they share one very important consequence.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman
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In presidential campaigns, it's still, "the economy, stupid," and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have announced programs that would increase the national debt. Trump concedes that, even though it's the reverse of a traditional Republican promise. That would be a good thing, according to Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, who's a columnist for the New York Times.
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