FROM Johnette Howard
Waxman Lobs Steroid Accusations and Clemens Doesn't Swing "It's impossible to believe that this is a simple misunderstanding… someone isn't telling the truth." That's from California Democrat Henry Waxman, chair of the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating Roger Clemens . Johnette Howard is a sports columnist for Newsday .
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.