Trump meets with the GOP. Brazil's president suspended. The Obama administration on school bathrooms. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Gears shifting in the Republican Party this week as the Trump reality sets in. The NeverTrumpers are still out there, but Paul Ryan and Donald Trump met in Washington and Ryan says he is "encouraged." On the bathroom front, the federal government now says all public schools are to let transgender students use the bathroom they please. Stand by for reaction. Sanders wins again. Brazil troubles. Bloody Baghdad. This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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Paul Ryan Still Not Ready to Endorse Donald Trump After Meeting — "'This was our first meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification.' But the face-to-face meeting did not result in an endorsement from Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican official. Ryan, who said he was "encouraged" by their discussions, refrained from offering an endorsement of Trump." (ABC)
Brazil's Rousseff vows to fight on after Senate vote to suspend her — "Rousseff, a leftist in office since 2011, was replaced by her vice president, centrist Michel Temer, who took over as interim president for the duration of a Senate trial that could take up to six months. Speaking shortly before she left Brasilia's Planalto presidential palace, Rousseff told supporters she was notified of her suspension on Thursday morning. She reiterated what she has maintained since impeachment proceedings were launched against her last December by the lower house of Congress." (Reuters)
Canada Fire Deals Staggering Blow to Oil Sands Industry and Economy — "As the fire ripped through Fort McMurray, oil companies severely pulled back or stopped pumping altogether. Production dropped by a million barrels a day, roughly 40 percent of Alberta’s output. While the oil markets have remained relatively stable and production is slowly picking up, the economic blow is significant to a region and a country already battered by weak oil prices and uncertainty over global growth." (New York Times)
This program aired on May 13, 2016.