On Friday’s show, Ed gives commentary and takes calls on the news of the day.
On Thursday’s show Ed is Joined by John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for the Nation, to discuss healthcare. Ed also takes your calls on the Republican healthcare bill.
The Senate rejected a proposal Wednesday to repeal parts of Obamacare without providing replacement legislation. Senate leadership is now trying to craft a scaled down “repeal” that protects preexisting conditions and reduces Medicaid cuts. US Representative Kevin Cramer (R-Nevada) joins “News with Ed” to offer his insider perspective on Congress’s struggle over healthcare.
Foxconn, known for abusive labor practices abroad, intends to build a factory in Wisconsin. President Donald Trump touted the $10 billion investment Wednesday, calling the firm “one of the truly great companies of the world” and anticipating “thousands of American jobs.” Foxconn will receive a hefty $3 billion tax incentive, paid for by the state of Wisconsin. Amy Tarkanian, former chair of Nevada’s GOP, joins “News with Ed” to discuss.
The armed forces of US and Turkey will hold joint military drills in Qatar with the Qatari armed forces. Qatar remains under a blockade by neighboring Saudi Arabia. Geopolitical strategist John Sitilides joins “News with Ed” to explain how Qatar gives the US the ability to project its power all around the Middle East.
The House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to pass new sanctions against Russia, and require congressional approval before US President Donald Trump can ease or remove existing ones. RT America’s Manila Chan has more.