FROM Jared Goyette
Australians demand answers on Minneapolis police shooting A police shooting in Minnesota has shocked the local community -- and the whole country of Australia. Australian newspapers are calling the police shooting of one if its citizens in the United States “an American nightmare”. Over the weekend, police in Minneapolis, Minnesota shot and killed an Australian yoga instructor. Justine Damond had just called 911 to report a rape. The details of the shooting are murky at best, while outrage has been growing in Minnesota. Australians are rightly outraged. Jared Goyette is a journalist in Minneapolis who is covering the shooting for the Guardian .
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.
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.