FROM Mike Fish
Who Is Billy Walters? Last year, there were headlines about a federal insider-trading investigation of two well-known figures: pro-golfer Phil Mickelson and billionaire investor Carl Icahn. But also on the target list was William T. "Billy" Walters. ESPN investigative reporter Mike Fish wondered who that was. The world's most successful sports bettor runs a sophisticated gambling syndicate with handicappers, computer engineers, and secret employees who pose as high rollers using his money.
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.
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?