FROM Neal Boudette
UAW Agrees to Reopen Contract Talks as Automakers Go Back to Hill The Big Three automakers want tens of billions from Congress to stave off what could be the collapse of their industry. Now there's possible help of a different kind. Leaders of the United Auto Workers Union held an emergency meeting today in Detroit. Neal Boudette is Detroit Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal .
Big Three Submit Plans to Congress in Second Attempt at Rescue The Ford Motor Company will increase the fuel efficiency of its cars, get rid of its private jet planes and pay its chief executive a dollar a year, if it gets its $9 billion share of the $25 billion the Big Three are asking from Congress. Ford was first out of the box today with plans to be presented in greater detail later this week. Neal Boudette is Detroit Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal .
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?
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.
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.
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.