FROM Alessandro Speciale
The Eurozone Goes for American-Style "Quantitative Easing" It's been working to help the US recover from the Great Recession, now Europe is trying what's called "quantitative easing." Today, Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced plans to buy bonds worth 60 billion Euros -- about $69.7 billion — every month. Mario Draghi at today's press converence Photo courtesy European Central Bank Alessandro Speciale, who reports on economics for Bloomberg News , joins us from Frankfurt.
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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?