FROM Robert Teitelman
Revelations about Lehman's, Just the Tip of the Iceberg? Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) is taking finance reform to the full Senate, with new authority for the Federal Reserve. But questions have arisen about what the Fed's done with authority it already has. Last week's report about the collapse of Lehman Brothers two years ago revealed practices that could have deceived investors about the firm's health. What did auditors from the Fed and Securities Exchange Commission know about that — and when did they know it? Robert Teitelman is editor and chief of The Deal and The Deal Pipeline.
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.
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?