FROM Jessica Brady
Goldman Sachs on the Hot Seat In prepared testimony today, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said his company never bet against its own clients, but Senators of both parties were publicly skeptical. Carl Levin of Illinois interrogated Dan Sparks, Goldman's chief of mortgage securities, about charges that Goldman failed to tell investors that package deals were stacked against them; Republican John McCain accused Goldman executives of being immoral. Jessica Brady, staff writer for RollCall magazine, was at the hearing.
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?
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.
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.