FROM James Marson
Russian Convoy Crosses into Ukraine, Violating Agreement More than 100 Russian trucks crossed into Ukraine today—part of the “humanitarian convoy” that’s been waiting at the border for several days. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office called it “a flagrant violation of international law.” We hear from Rear Admiral John Kirby, spokesman for the Pentagon.
Ukraine Government Says It "Destroyed" Part of Russian Convoy President Petro Poroshenko says his Ukrainian artillery destroyed a Russian military convoy last night as it was crossing the border. British reporters say they saw about 20 vehicles, but there’s no other confirmation of Poroshenko’s claim. James Marson is Deputy Moscow Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.
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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.
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.