FROM Danny Bakewell
House Ethics Committee Releases Charges against Maxine Waters The Congressional Ethics Committee today made public charges against Los Angeles Democrat Maxine Waters, as she demanded last week and explained in an interview here on WWLA? . Today, the committee said her chief of staff, Mikael Moore — who's also her grandson — was actively involved in getting help from the Treasury Department for OneUnited Bank of Massachusetts, where Waters' husband had been a board member and still had significant investments. Charges include breaking the House rule saying members must "behave in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House," breaching the "spirit" of a rule against using influence for personal benefit, and violating the Code of Ethics for Government Service.
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?
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.
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.