FROM Alexandra Marks
The Dynasty Chair: A Kennedy or a Cuomo for Clinton's Seat? Averill Harriman, Nelson Rockefeller, Bobby Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and Michael Bloomberg all began careers near the top of the ladder in New York politics. Now Caroline Kennedy , a quiet lawyer who writes poetry and books for young people, wants Governor David Paterson to appoint her to the United States Senate. Kennedy needs the vote of just one man, the Governor, to succeed Senator Hillary Clinton , who's the likely next Secretary of State . Alexandra Marks is following the story for the Christian Science Monitor .
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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?
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?