FROM Rob Hotakainen
Geithner Dubious about California Bailout Yesterday on this program, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer said he might need federal loan guarantees to borrow money so California could pay its bills. Today, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told a House Committee that might require an act of Congress. But California's own delegation is divided, as we hear from Rob Hotakainen, who reports from Washington for the McClatchy Newspapers, including the Sacramento Bee .
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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.