FROM Dave Helling
Is Government the Problem or the Solution? Politics has always been about who controls government. Now it's about the value of government. Since the days of Ronald Reagan, Republicans have been promising tax cuts and "smaller" government. But "progressive" Democrats say don't forget -- strong government led America out of the Great Depression, creating history's most prosperous nation. We hear how the battle is playing out today, on the road to the White House -- and in Topeka, Kansas.
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?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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.