FROM Robert Teitelman
Revelations about Lehman's, Just the Tip of the Iceberg? Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) is taking finance reform to the full Senate, with new authority for the Federal Reserve. But questions have arisen about what the Fed's done with authority it already has. Last week's report about the collapse of Lehman Brothers two years ago revealed practices that could have deceived investors about the firm's health. What did auditors from the Fed and Securities Exchange Commission know about that — and when did they know it? Robert Teitelman is editor and chief of The Deal and The Deal Pipeline.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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.