FROM Neel Kashkari
Can the GOP Underdog Nominee for Governor Change the Party? With less than 4 weeks to go before the November election, Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead over Republican opponent Neel Kashkari. Before running, Kashkari served in the Treasury Department during the George W. Bush administration, where he helped oversee the Troubled Asset Relief Program (or TARP) – the $700 Billion bank bailout. Before that he worked at Goldman Sachs. Recently Kashkari sat down with Warren Olney to talk about the final weeks of the campaign, and what’s next for the GOP in California.
Neel Kashkari Running for Governor Neel Kashkari is a millionaire investment banker who headed the TARP, the federal bailout program, for Presidents Bush and Obama. A resident of Laguna Beach, he's now a Republican candidate for Governor. He says he's conservative on fiscal issues, and wants smaller government. But he supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage.
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?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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?