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 .
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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?
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.
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.