FROM Don Frederick
Campaign Rhetoric Heats Up Over the weekend, John McCain said Barack Obama 's "word cannot be trusted." Retired General Wesley Clark, supporting Obama, said about McCain , "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be President." Today Obama went to Independence Missouri, Harry Truman's hometown, to talk about patriotism and sacrifice . Don Frederick, an editor at the Washington Bureau of the Los Angeles Times, blogs at the paper's Top of the Ticket.
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.