FROM Doug Rediker
President Obama Wants New Rules for Wall Street Just one day after President Obama unveiled his proposed overhaul of financial regulations, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was called to defend it on Capitol Hill.
President Obama Wants New Rules for Wall Street Just one day after President Obama unveiled his proposed overhaul of financial regulations, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was called to defend it on Capitol Hill. Would the Federal Reserve get too much power? Could banks, insurance companies and investment houses still get “too big to fail?” Would a new agency protect financial consumers against excessive risk? Would complex derivatives still have the potential to wreak havoc? These are just some of the questions being asked about the President's overhaul of the financial system, released yesterday and already under assault. Would it prevent another financial meltdown, stifle the entrepreneurial spirit or just return to business as usual?
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.
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.
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.