FROM Andrew Rosenberg
Science under the Trump Administration Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma speaking at CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 3, 2016. Photo by Gage Skidmore Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection agency is Scott Pruitt , Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma. In that capacity, he has sued that agency 19 times, and eight actions are still pending. Andrew Rosenberg, Director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the nonpartisan Union of Concerned Scientists , voices concern that the EPA won't be taken seriously when it comes to environmental pollution — or climate change.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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.
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.