Jun 20, 2017

06/20/2017: What’s happening with the GOP’s health care plans?

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We might soon get clarity from Senate Republicans on their plans to repeal Obamacare. On today's show, we'll take a look at what a bill from the group — which is looking pretty similar to the House's  — could mean for the future of health care in America. And in other government-related news, we'll talk about Ricky Perry's plan for budget cuts to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Then, we'll discuss the growing clout of Emmanuel Macron, France's president, in the political sphere. 

 

 

Segments From this episode

Energy secretary details steep budget cuts to Congress this week

Jun 20, 2017
Department of Energy head Rick Perry has a history of developing renewable energy, especially wind power, as governor of Texas. He voiced support for wind and solar power expansion in his confirmation hearings and elsewhere. But the budget on the table for DOE includes drastic cuts to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, […]

If nominated, the new chairman of bank overseer FDIC could support less regulation

Jun 20, 2017
The board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which regulates many of the country’s smaller banks and oversees the “living wills” of larger banks, could soon have a new chairman. President Trump plans to tap long-time Republican congressional staffer James Clinger for the role, which would require congressional approval. What could change at the FDIC under […]

06/20/2017: Barclays CEO faces fraud charges

Jun 20, 2017
The price of crude oil has been in sharp decline — the third straight year in a row. And that's making the job of policing interest rates in America even tougher. David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, joined us to talk about the connection between the two, and whether it's actually the right time to raise rates. Afterwards, we'll look at news that the former CEO of Barclays and three other executives at the bank are facing criminal charges in connection with the 2008 financial meltdown. And finally, we'll look at a recent Supreme Court ruling that means brands could be allowed to have edgier, even offensive, names.

The Supreme Court rejects rule banning offensive trademarks

Jun 20, 2017
SCOTUS says it is unconstitutional to reject trademarks because they use offensive terms like racial slurs.
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We might soon get clarity from Senate Republicans on their plans to repeal Obamacare. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at what a bill from the group — which is looking pretty similar to the House’s  — could mean for the future of health care in America. And in other government-related news, we’ll talk about Ricky Perry’s plan for budget cuts to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Then, we’ll discuss the growing clout of Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, in the political sphere. 

 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC