FROM Justin Sink
Obama Welcomes Canadian Leader to Divisive US Politics For the first time in 19 years, the Prime Minister of Canada will get an official White House dinner tonight. Justin Trudeau joined the President this morning in a lengthy press conference , and both got questions about Donald Trump. We hear more from Justin Sink, who covers the White House for Bloomberg News .
Major Corporations Pledge to Reduce Carbon Footprints At the White House today, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted 13 of America's largest companies for what's called " The American Business Act on Climate Pledge ." In advance of this year's climate change summit in Paris, they've promised $140 billion in new investments to reduce their carbon footprints. Justin Sink is White House correspondent for Bloomberg News.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?