FROM Christopher Rowland
Bain Capital Woes Overshadow Romney's Campaign Mitt Romney is campaigning as a successful businessman who could create jobs and improve America's economy from the White House. That's based on the fortune he made at Bain Capital. He says he left the firm in 1999 to go run the Summer Olympics in Utah, so he was not responsible for Bain Capital companies that went bankrupt or laid off workers after that. But the Boston Globe says documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show otherwise. We hear why fellow Republicans are urging transparency—for the sake of his presidential campaign.
Does Mitt Romney Have Something to Hide? Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is based on lifelong success as a businessman, but he'll only release the last two years of his tax returns. It's not clear if he's been candid about when he left Bain Capital , the company he founded and that made him a fortune. He says he left the firm in 1999 to go run the Summer Olympics in Utah, so he was not responsible for Bain Capital companies that went bankrupt or laid off workers after that. But the Boston Globe says documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show otherwise. Even Republicans are telling Romney to come clean and suffer consequences they say will be only temporary, while Democrats are having a field day. Why won't Romney be more transparent? Is it all about finance, political strategy or character?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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?