FROM Dennis Cauchon
Wesley Snipes: Punished for Being Famous? In February, actor Wesley Snipes was acquitted of tax fraud and conspiracy, but convicted of failing to file federal tax returns for three years in a row. Those were misdemeanor charges, and Snipes apologized and even tried to make a down payment. But Florida federal judge William Terrell Hodges wouldn’t accept it and he sentenced Snipes to a year on each count - 3 years in federal prison.
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.
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?
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.