FROM Scot Lehigh
Massachusetts Changes the Game Last night, Republican Scott Brown was triumphant after his upset election to the US Senate seat held by the late Democrat Ted Kennedy for 47 years. At this morning’s news conference, Scott Brown said the President had called with congratulations and that they hit it off. We look at the aftermath of an upset that has transformed the political environment in an election year.
Massachusetts Changes the Game Last night, Republican Scott Brown was triumphant after his upset election to the US Senate seat held by the late Democrat Ted Kennedy for 47 years, humiliating the Democrats just one year after Barack Obama's inauguration. But the Massachusetts Republican has not attacked the President himself, and today Brown promised bipartisanship when he gets to Washington. What does his victory mean for healthcare reform and the rest of the presidential agenda? And what are the lessons for Democrats nationwide? We look at the aftermath of an upset that has transformed the political environment in an election year.
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.
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.
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.
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?