FROM Hadas Gold
Sean Spicer resigns amid White House press shake-up White House press secretary Sean Spicer is out. He'd been keeping a low-level profile recently — with his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders handling many news briefings. But now he's officially handed in his resignation. This ends what's been at times a bumpy relationship between Spicer and the Washington press corps. Exactly six months ago today Spicer was chastising the press for their coverage of President Trump's inauguration. Guest host Chery Glaser talks with Hadas Gold, media reporter for Politico , about Spicer's departure and what it could mean for the Trump Administration and the press.
How the Comey hearing played on different media outlets The cable networks were all airing James Comey’s hearing live, but they built completely different narratives about the Comey-Russia story. One exonerates the president, while the other sees him as a liar who obstructed justice.
Trump meets with the New York Times and blasts the media As we go to air, Donald Trump is meeting with reporters and staff at the New York Times . Yesterday, an off-the-record meeting with TV anchors and executives featured Trump blasting them as "unfair, lying and biased." Hadas Gold, media reporter for Politico , has more on both meetings.
Does Steve Bannon believe the news he published? Incoming White House chief strategist, Stephen Bannon headed Breitbart News before running Donald Trump’s campaign. Critics call him racist, sexist and anti-semitic -- based on stories and headlines he published there. Others say he’s a provocateur or a populist.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.
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.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.