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 .
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.
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?