FROM David Streitfeld
Amazon.com Battles Publishers Amazon has gained so much market power by selling books on the Internet that it's being accused of abuses, including blackmail and censorship. The popular retailer is now listing certain books and authors as "unavailable" -- including the paperback edition of Brad Stone's The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. Some publishers accuse Amazon of delaying shipments and raising prices. Titles published by Hachette, including Scott Turow, Malcolm Gladwell and J.D. Salinger may take weeks before they're shipped to customers who order them on line. David Streitfeld, technology reporter for the New York Times , has more on how publishers and authors are fighting back.
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'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.
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.