FROM Michelle Kaske
Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Grows Larger Yesterday, in a ten-minute televised speech, the Governor of Puerto Rico said the commonwealth will default on a $422 million bond payment. Alejandro García Padilla said "essential services" for 3.5 million people had to come first. Michelle Kaske covers Puerto Rico for Bloomberg News .
Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Deepens with Missed Payment Puerto Rico has "taken the first move to commit financial suicide." That's according to a credit analyst in Florida after Governor Alejandro García Padilla suspended deposits into a fund that pays general-obligation bonds. Michelle Kaske covers the Commonwealth for Bloomberg News .
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.
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.
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.
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.