New York votes. Houston floods. Harriet Tubman on the $20. And Obama lunches with the Queen of England. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Trump and Clinton out front this week, and the President all over. In Saudi Arabia, lunching with the Queen of England, headed to Germany. New York voted and left Bernie Sanders, Cruz and Kasich with a tougher path. The President asked Britons not to leave the EU, not to take the Brexit. At the UN, they’re signing the Paris climate agreement– but the climate is changing fast. We’ve got Harriet Tubman coming to the front of the $20 bill, Andrew Jackson headed to the back. More American troops and Apache helicopters headed close to battle in Iraq. And Prince is dead. Up next On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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Obama’s Mideast Mission: Get Saudis, Iran to Make Nice — "President Barack Obama, on his visit this week to Riyadh, will seek to advance a foreign-policy agenda that has positioned Washington as a broker between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which are locked in an increasingly dangerous series of standoffs across the Middle East. (Wall Street Journal)
Lessons from the New York exit polls: Bernie Bros and #NeverTrump are real — "The Bernie Bros — if you define "bro" very, very loosely — do seem to be a real phenomenon. Sanders won 64 percent of unmarried men, while Clinton won married men as well as unmarried and married women, according to exit polls. But a vast majority of voters said they'd eventually support whoever the nominee is (85 percent said they "definitely" or "probably" would), and Sanders supporters didn't seem overwhelmingly more likely to oppose Clinton if she wins the nomination." (Vox)
Prince leaves behind prolific, groundbreaking catalog — "He embraced controversy, presenting himself as an androgynous sex fiend in his album art and lyrics, and challenged conservative music ideals in his first decade on albums like 1999, Purple Rain and Sign 'O' the Times. A singular force, he famously performed, produced and wrote nearly all of his own songs at the beginning of his career and would go on to build a music empire out of his home near Minneapolis as he expanded his musical vocabulary." (Rolling Stone)
This program aired on April 22, 2016.