FROM Neal Boudette
UAW Agrees to Reopen Contract Talks as Automakers Go Back to Hill The Big Three automakers want tens of billions from Congress to stave off what could be the collapse of their industry. Now there's possible help of a different kind. Leaders of the United Auto Workers Union held an emergency meeting today in Detroit. Neal Boudette is Detroit Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal .
Big Three Submit Plans to Congress in Second Attempt at Rescue The Ford Motor Company will increase the fuel efficiency of its cars, get rid of its private jet planes and pay its chief executive a dollar a year, if it gets its $9 billion share of the $25 billion the Big Three are asking from Congress. Ford was first out of the box today with plans to be presented in greater detail later this week. Neal Boudette is Detroit Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal .
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.
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.
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.