Your Call: GOP budget; Citigroup and its financial empire

Mar 26, 2015

On the March 27th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Republican budget, which includes $5.5 trillion dollars in cuts to the social safety net and environmental programs, and an extra $20 billion dollars in military funding. We’ll also talk about the role Citigroup played in the 2008 financial crisis. We’ll be joined by Harper’s Andrew Cockburn and the Huffington Post’s Kate Sheppard. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation with guest host Mark Hertsgaard and you.

Guests:

Kate Sheppard, senior reporter and the environment and energy editor at the Huffington Post

Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor of Harper's magazine and author of the new book, "Kill Chain: The Rise of High-Tech Assassins."

Web Resources:

Harper’s: Saving the Whale, Again: The catastrophic incompetence of Citigroup

Huffington Post: Vermont Governor To Mitch McConnell: Climate Change Is Real And We Should Deal With It

Vox: Here's what House Republicans' balanced budget plan actually does

Reuters: Exclusive: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations