FROM Adam Elmahrek
Disneyland Seeks 30-Year Tax Exemption In 1996, Disneyland worked out a deal with the City of Anaheim. The Happiest Place on Earth was made exempt from an entertainment tax for the next 20 years. Next year, that time will be over, and Disneyland wants an exemption for another several decades. We get two perspectives, from Adam Elmahrek, who covers local government and politics for the Voice of OC , and Bryan Starr, senior vice president of government affairs for the Orange County Business Council .
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.