FROM Mike Gonzalez
CEO Pay; Public Option; Obama v. Fox; Saving Journalism Does government have the right to limit the pay of executives when taxpayers hold a majority interest in the company? The public option is sneaking back onto the table in the healthcare reform game. The Obama Administration takes a hard-core stance on Fox News. Plus, the Washington Post's Len Downie proposes public funding for journalism. (Mike Gonzalez, Communications Director at the Heritage Foundation, sits in for Tony Blankley, who is away.)
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.
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."