Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America focus on North Korea today, in light of the recent news that the isolated nation now has the technology to put a nuclear warhead inside one of its missiles and is now threatening a strike on Guam. With such a development, Jim says, we may have to begin looking at the the possibility of accepting North Korea as a nuclear power, Jim and Greg discuss the unpalatable downsides to that. They examine the statements President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding North Korea, as Trump promises “fury and fire” and Tillerson says that’s the only language that Kim Jong-Un understands. Jim also delves into the history of the past three presidential administrations and their failures to keep North Korea fee of nukes.
Just how far did the stock market fall on Tuesday? What are McCain and Obama saying about the mortgage mess that started all of this…and about each other’s handling of the crisis? What did Sarah Palin say today about Barack Obama’s relationship with an unrepentant domestic terrorist? We answer all of those questions. Listen here!
Investors are showing no signs of easing up on their pessimism as the Wall Street sell-off constinues on Tuesday. But the government is not just watching the economy go down the tubes. Earlier today, the Federal Reserve said it would start direct lending to businesses. How significant is this move? Will we see an interest rate cut? And why are investors worldwide digging in for a major economic downturn? We ask Robert Lenzner, National Editor for Forbes magazine.
The House passed the bailout bill, but did Wall Street like it? What’s the latest news with troubled banks Wachovia and Washington Mutual? And what were the highlights from Thursday night’s vice presidential debate? We discuss it all in the rest of our top news.
By most accounts, Gov. Sarah Palin’s performance in Thursday’s vice presidential debate was a boost for the Republican ticket. So what was impressive about Palin? What did Palin need to show voters and did she accomplish that? And how can the GOP ticket use the issue of the economy to its advantage? We ask all these questions to Republican National Committee Co-Chair Jo Ann Davidson.
With all the political and financial turmoil in the news right now, Friday night’s debate between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama seems like a distant memory. But which candidate did better? How did the economic questions influence the foreign policy debate? Which candidate had better style? And what can we expect in Thursday’s vice presidential debate between Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin? We discuss all of these questions with Prof. Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia.
John McCain and Barack Obama will face off tonight in Mississippi on foreign policy issues and probably a lot of economic questions as well. What can we expect in terms of the content of the debate? Which candidate has the edge on foreign policy questions? And what intangible qualities will voters be looking for. We ask former longtime USA TODAY White House Correspondent Richard Benedetto.
What major bank is now looking for help to stay in business? What are experts saying about John McCain’s decision to stop campaigning and even debating until the bailout legislation is complete? And why did Pakistani troops fire on American helicopters along the Afghan border? Listen here for all the details.
The president’s top economic experts testified before the Senate Banking Committee to push for a $700 billion bailout plan for the financial industry. Barack Obama and John McCain lay out their priorities for any massive legislation to rescue the economy. And President Bush stares down Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations. Click here for details on these stories and more.
On Tuesday, President Bush used his final speech at the United Nations to urge a greater international commitment to eradicating terrorism throughout the world. So how did Bush frame his message? Is anyone still listening? And why does the United Nations seem to lack much interest in confronting terrorism?
Listen to Greg’s interview with Human Events Editor and former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin as they tackle these questions and many others.