FROM Josh Barro
How much damage has Trump done to his presidency? It’s been a busy political news week. So where does that leave Donald Trump as he’s about to start his first overseas trip? We talk impeachment, Watergate, and why Mike Pence has set up a political action committee.
Trump tax reform plan begins to take shape During his long campaign, President Trump promised the biggest tax cut of all time, but he was short of specifics. Today, White House Economic Advisor Gary Cohn proposed "the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986 and one of the biggest tax cuts in American history." Josh Barro, senior editor at Business Insider and host of KCRW's Left, Right and Center , says the changes announced today are basically the same as those announced by candidate Trump.
The free-flowing leaks in the Trump White House President Obama tried to clamp down on leakers, but the Trump Administration is besieged almost as never before. Are the "anonymous sources" partisans or worried professionals? Are they endangering the republic or performing a public service?
Will the GOP weather the storm with Trump or jump ship? Breitbart news claims that the GOP "establishment" has it's knives out" for President Trump, but Republicans in Congress are mostly supportive… at least in public. We look at whether that's likely to last.
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.