I went to D.C. to interview former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, who now serves as the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). She refused to criticize President Trump’s recent tweets and spoke of a need for more civil discourse when discussing a controversial comment Bill Maher made recently on his HBO show. She also had some advice for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, if he decides to run for president — something she said she’d be open to seeing.
I spoke with Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, about the administration’s first 100 days. When I asked Conway about the investigation into Michael Flynn’s failure to disclose payments from Russia, Conway told me, “It’s not for me to comment on personnel or active investigations in the Congress.”
On Tuesday, March 15th, at 3pm Eastern, Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton joins Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to discuss the open letter he wrote to Donald Trump.
Deepak Chopra set out on a spiritual journey around 35 years ago in an attempt to give up smoking. Now he leads more than 6 million people in a guided meditation practice and has recently published his 86th book and 25th New York Times bestseller, “You Are the Universe.” Related: Deepak Chopra explains his 86th book, ‘You are the Universe’ Chopra spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the book, meditation, how he handles critics and President Trump.
Former Clinton administration defense secretary — and Republican senator — William Cohen joined me on Yahoo News to talk about the sweeping changes President Trump is proposing to foreign and defense policy. We discussed the revised immigration ban, relations with Russia, the nuclear challenge from North Korea, the president’s governing style, and the administration’s proposed defense build-up and diplomatic cutbacks.
I hosted a look at President Trump’s first 100 days in office, and was joined by Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Yahoo National Political Columnist Matt Bai, Yahoo Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff, Yahoo National Correspondent Holly Bailey, Yahoo Finance Columnist Rick Newman, Yahoo Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox, and Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump.
Alan Gross, an American contractor held captive by the Fidel Castro regime for five years, was released in 2014 when President Obama reopened diplomatic relations with Cuba. Gross stopped by Yahoo News to talk about the death of the former Cuban leader and said Castro’s legacy is “brutality.” He also compared President-elect Donald Trump to Castro, saying, “He’s off his rocker. He’s a megalomaniac of the same ilk as Fidel Castro, only he’s not as well read.”
I was joined by Bo Copley, an out of work coal miner, who got the attention of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail when he pressed her on her policies concerning coal mining jobs. We discussed President Trump’s new executive order that unwinds former President Obama’s policies to curb carbon emissions that contribute to climate change and his thoughts on the future of the coal mining industry as renewable energy and automation are on the rise.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., joined me in New York to discuss her continued support of Donald Trump’s campaign for president.
Actor Bryan Cranston joined Yahoo News at the Democratic National Convention and talked about a petition to stop Donald Trump from becoming president.
While at the Milken Conference in Los Angeles, I caught up with Gov. McAuliffe to discuss Trump’s first 100 days in office, the 2016 election and the state of the democratic party moving forward, and whether or not a run for president may be in his future.
I was joined by Richard Cohen, president and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center, to talk about Donald Trump selecting Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist and the rise of the alt-right movement.