FROM Greg Gardner
Is the US Auto Industry Finally Beginning to Roll? In 2006, Americans told Associated Press and AOL pollsters that Japanese automobiles were better than US-made cars by a margin of 46 to 29%. Last month, they preferred domestic makers 38% to 33%. Chrysler's still losing money, but claims it'll break even in 2010; General Motors needed $50 billion in federal money last year, but has paid off $6.7 billion ahead of schedule; and Ford never took any federal money at all. Is Detroit making a comeback? Greg Gardner covers the auto industry for the Detroit Free Press .
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
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.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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?