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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.