FROM Hadas Gold
Sean Spicer resigns amid White House press shake-up White House press secretary Sean Spicer is out. He'd been keeping a low-level profile recently — with his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders handling many news briefings. But now he's officially handed in his resignation. This ends what's been at times a bumpy relationship between Spicer and the Washington press corps. Exactly six months ago today Spicer was chastising the press for their coverage of President Trump's inauguration. Guest host Chery Glaser talks with Hadas Gold, media reporter for Politico , about Spicer's departure and what it could mean for the Trump Administration and the press.
How the Comey hearing played on different media outlets The cable networks were all airing James Comey’s hearing live, but they built completely different narratives about the Comey-Russia story. One exonerates the president, while the other sees him as a liar who obstructed justice.
Trump meets with the New York Times and blasts the media As we go to air, Donald Trump is meeting with reporters and staff at the New York Times . Yesterday, an off-the-record meeting with TV anchors and executives featured Trump blasting them as "unfair, lying and biased." Hadas Gold, media reporter for Politico , has more on both meetings.
Does Steve Bannon believe the news he published? Incoming White House chief strategist, Stephen Bannon headed Breitbart News before running Donald Trump’s campaign. Critics call him racist, sexist and anti-semitic -- based on stories and headlines he published there. Others say he’s a provocateur or a populist.
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?