FROM Knight Kiplinger
Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Taxes More people are filing their tax returns on time than the Internal Revenue Service had expected. Experts think it's because of the rebate checks authorized by the economic stimulus package . In Florida, for example, timely filings are up almost 10%. The deadline is midnight tonight. Walter Mondale was the last presidential candidate to advocate raising taxes. He said he was being honest, but was swamped by Ronald Reagan's re-election despite the biggest deficit in American history. George W. Bush cut taxes, most famously for the rich, with plenty of help from Congressional Democrats. Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief of the Kiplinger Letter, looks at what today's presidential candidates have to say .
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.
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.