FROM Greg Poehler
‘Welcome to Sweden’ NBC’s Welcome to Sweden is something of an unlikely comedy. The summer series features big Swedish stars like Lena Olin and uses subtitles. Kim Masters talks to the show’s creator Greg Poehler , who is also its star. His older sister Amy is an executive producer on the series. Growing up, Greg Poehler watched his sister toiling as she tried to break into show business. He went a more conservative route — to law school. Then he fell in love and moved to Sweden, an adventure is the premise of his show. Poehler plays a former celebrity accountant whose old clients keep popping up and disrupting his new life plans. Among them? Aubrey Plaza, Will Ferrell and, yes, Amy Poehler.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?