FROM David Fahrenthold
Is Trump illegally benefiting from his charity? The latest revelation about Donald Trump's charitable foundation shows how other people's money has been collected, then donated to settle lawsuits against Trump's for-profit businesses. Photo by Mark Taylor Republicans accuse Hillary Clinton of using the Clinton Foundation for a "pay-to-play" operation while she was Secretary of State. For some time now, the Washington Post has been reporting on how Donald Trump uses his foundation. David Fahrenthold has the latest in a series of investigative reports about charitable giving by Donald Trump – to Donald Trump.
BP Siphoning More Oil from Gushing Well Admiral Thad Allen told a White House news briefing today that the Gulf oil spill presents an ever-changing enemy, and that "we have had to adapt and we need to adapt to meet that threat." President Obama promised that, as conditions change, the American people will be kept informed in "what is going to be a fluid and evolving process." David Fahrenthold, who's been covering the spill in Louisiana for the Washington Post , is in Washington.
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.
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?
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?