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 .
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
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.