FROM Marc Spears
NBA Playoffs Defying Expectations What was supposed to be a slam dunk from the start has turned into a day of reckoning for the NBA Championship . The Los Angeles Lakers , who were supposed to coast through to the finals, are at 3-3 with the Houston Rockets . Last year’s champs, the Boston Celtics , who’ve played more cliffhanger games in this series than most teams play in a season, are battling it out with the Orlando Magic , also a 3-3 tie. Marc Spears, who covers the National Basketball Association for the Boston Globe , says Sunday's a day for basketball fans to be glued to the TV.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
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.