FROM Patrick Winn
Thai Court Ousts Prime Minister Yingluck After six months of protests, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand has been ordered to step down due to charges of abusing her power. It's another incident that has raised questions about the stability of one of America's major trading partners in Asia. Patrick Winn is senior Southeast Asia correspondent for the Global Post , a source of international news online. He joins us from Bangkok.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.
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.