FROM Ben Fenton
Leveson Report Calls for Media Regulator in UK Hacking Scandal A 2000-page critique says British newspapers have shown a "significant and reckless disregard for accuracy" and calls for an independent regulator underpinned by the law. Ben Fenton is chief media correspondent for the Financial Times .
Murdoch Scandal Produces First Criminal Charges Rebekah Brooks, her husband and former aides say they're outraged by criminal charges filed against them today in connection with phone hacking and government corruption. Brooks was one of Rupert Murdoch's top executives and closest confidants, but the Crown Prosecution Service says she conspired to pervert the course of justice. Ben Fenton is chief media correspondent for the Financial Times .
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?
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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?