FROM Tucker Bounds
Meg Whitman and Goldman Sachs In 2002, a Congressional Committee released a list of top corporate executives who had received personal investment offers from Goldman Sachs, which wanted to do business with their companies. Making such offers, called "spinning," is now illegal. Meg Whitman, then CEO of eBay, was also on Goldman's Board. She accepted more than 100 of those offers, and she made $1.8 million. Now that Whitman's a candidate for Governor of California, LA Times business columnist Michael Hiltzik says that's news .
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?
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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?