FROM Amanda Walker
Consumer Reports Campaigns against Extended Warranties The North American Retail Dealers Association says it's getting a bad rap from nonprofit Consumer Reports magazine over the value of extended warranties. The magazine is campaigning with a full-page ad in USA Today and e-mails to almost a million subscribers. The North American Retail Dealers Association says the campaign is "unbalanced," because, "a simple fact of life is that everything eventually breaks."
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.