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.
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.