FROM Matthew Herper
US Tax Clampdown Shuts Door on Pfizer/Allergan Merger The world's biggest pharmaceutical merger was called off today by Pfizer and Allergan , a company in Ireland. It's being called a victory for President Obama, who announced yesterday that actions by the Treasury , “directly go[es] at what's called corporate inversions. They are not new. Simply put, in layman's terms, it's when big corporations acquire small corp -- uh companies -- and then change their address to another country on paper in order to get out of paying their fair share of taxes here at home." We hear more from Matthew Herper, who reports on Science and Medicine for Forbes magazine.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
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.