FROM Jacob Conrad
Mom, Apple Pie and...Wealth Redistribution? Mitt Romney spends another week on the defensive after a video surfaces, with him saying unflattering things about voters whose low incomes exempt them from income taxes.
Ted Cruz: Texas Tea Party and Ivy League GOP Senate hopeful Ted Cruz is a Texas Tea Party darling with a national fan base. Maybe that's because Ivy Leaguer Cruz is not your typical Tea Party darling.
Obamacare? Romneycare? Robertscare? The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding (most of) President Obama's healthcare reform effort was a surprise for -- among other reasons -- who made up those five.
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.
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.
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.