FROM Jason Meisner
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Pleads Guilty Dennis Hastert of Illinois was House Speaker — third in line for the Presidency — from 1999 until 2007, longer than any other Republican has held that office. Today, Hastert pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge that could mean six months in prison. But Jason Meisner, who reports for the Chicago Tribune , says many questions about the case have yet to be answered.
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's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.