FROM Arash Markazi
Are the NFL Owners at It Again? For the first time since the Rams and the Raiders departed 20 years ago, there's hope that the NFL might return to Southern California. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has plans for a football stadium in Inglewood . The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers have produced drawings of an arena they say they could share in the City of Carson.
Donald Sterling Audio from a secretly recorded racist rant has created a firestorm around Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the alleged voice heard on the recording. We take a deeper look at Sterling, as well as reaction from fans, coach Doc Rivers, the NBA players’ union, and the NBA itself, which is investigating the tape and will announce its findings tomorrow. What’s going to happen to a long-suffering Clippers team that’s finally making good?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
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.