This Week's Agenda: NATO Summit, G8 Conference, Rajat Gupta Trial, NAACP's Gay Marriage Endorsement

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rajat Kumar Gupta, former Goldman Sachs board member, leaves a Manhattan court after surrendering to federal authorities October 26, 2011. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The NATO Summit spurs protests in Chicago all week, while European leaders continue talks that began at the G-8 conference over the weekend. The insider trading case against former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta begins this week in New York, as the Senate Banking Committee starts a round of Dodd-Frank hearings. Also, just a few weeks after President Obama declared his support for gay marriage, the NAACP followed suit. The impact on African-American voters remains to be seen. Molly Ball, staff writer covering politics for The Atlantic, and Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, explain the stories of the week.


Molly Ball and Charlie Herman

Produced by:

Marc Kilstein

Comments [1]


Perhaps there is "not alot of clarity" that Obama's policies have largely been a continuation of the Bush policy including in Iraq and the use of intel of from Gitmo, rendition and harsh interrogation in finding OBL.

No mention of course of the violation of the War Powers Act in the NATO bombing of Libya and Obama's far-left base buckling as we see in the violence in deep blue Chicago and elsewhere. Obama also is using military funding as a political football against his opposition when it comes to the budget which compromises national security.

Ignoring facts because they run counter to the Obama campaign narrative does not make them go away as much as some clearly hope.

May. 21 2012 10:11 AM

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