FROM Jess McIntosh
Presidential Campaign: It's the "Woman's Card" v. the "Man's Card" Hillary Clinton would be America's first woman president, and Donald Trump isn't hesitating to use that against her. He's told voters, "To be frank, if Hillary were a man I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. All she has is playing the woman's card. And the beautiful thing is – women don't like her, OK?" The Clinton campaign says, bring it on — believing the so-called "Woman's Card" can only work in her favor. "If supporting healthcare for women, and equal pay… is playing the 'woman's card' then deal me in!" But research shows that playing the "Man's Card" could mean votes for Donald Trump. Do insults to women just come off the top of his head, or are they part of a calculated campaign strategy?
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.