FROM Christine Harper
Resignation Letter Highlights Corrupt Culture at Goldman Sachs Greg Smith worked at Goldman Sachs for 12 years, managed a trillion dollars in assets and was part of the firm's recruiting process. In today's New York Times, he announced his resignation , saying the current leadership has destroyed the culture he once believed in. Lamenting that Goldman Sachs no longer "revolves around teamwork, integrity, a spirit of humility and always doing right by our clients," Smith hopes today's op-ed will be a "wake-up call to the board of directors." Christine Harper has covered the company for six years as chief financial correspondent for Bloomberg News .
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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?