Week In The News: Health Care Votes, Russian Investigation, London TerrorPlay
The fate of the GOP health care bill. The Trump camp and Russia. London terror. Neil Gorsuch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
A health care battle royale in Washington this week – and inside the Republican ranks. Obamacare, Trumpcare, Ryancare – and Americans wondering who will care for their health care when it’s all over. On the Russian front, the FBI chief formally states he’s investigating if the Trump team colluded with Moscow to take the election. Neil Gorsuch gets grilled. We’ve got terror on Westminster Bridge in London. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. — Tom Ashbrook
Michael Graham, creative director at MediaDC, home of the Weekly Standard and the Washington Examiner. Podcast editor for the Weekly Standard. (@IAMMGraham)
Lisa DesJardins, correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. (@LisaDNews)
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)
From Tom’s Reading List
Weekly Standard:Health Care Vote Is a Moment of Truth for the White House -- "It's the first and possibly biggest test so far of Trump's ability to push forward his legislative agenda with a sizable Republican majority in the House and a marginal one in the Senate. And even on the day of the vote, it's difficult to see how the bill ends up on the president's desk in its current form—or even how it passes the House."
Associated Press: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief -- "U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned.
BBC News: London attack: Khalid Masood identified as killer -- "Kent-born Masood, who was shot dead in the attack, was not the subject of any current police investigations, but had a range of previous convictions. The 52-year-old was believed to have been living in the West Midlands. The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack, in which PC Keith Palmer, Aysha Frade and US tourist Kurt Cochran were killed."
This program aired on March 24, 2017.