FROM James Henson
Obama and Clinton Face Off in Ohio and Texas Democrats and Republicans are voting today in Ohio and Texas, but the stakes are highest for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton . With Obama now considered the front-runner, Clinton has been on the attack and press coverage has been more negative toward Obama. One question that's troubling reporters is how to deal with blogs and emails about Obama's religion and how childhood years in a Muslim country might shape his views about Israel. Another big question in both states is how long will it take to find out the results?
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.
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.