With California and five other states voting today, Hillary Clinton is hoping to claim victory as the Democratic nominee. However, Bernie Sanders has vowed that he will fight on to the Democratic convention, which he says will be contested. Is it Bernie or Bust — no matter what? Author and political cartoonist Ted Rall joins Becker to discuss what happens next for Sanders and his supporters.
Unemployment data shows the number of people out of work in the U.S. has fallen to 4.7 percent…or has it? Numbers released last week show that 38,000 jobs were added in May, but do these figures really take into account the true number of people out of work or who have given up looking for work? Becker is joined from London by economist and author Steven Keen.
NATO is set to begin its largest war games of the year today. The “Anakonda” exercises start in Poland with over 31,000 NATO troops including 14,000 Americans taking part. Taking place a month before the NATO Summit in Warsaw, what message are these war games meant to send? Joining Becker are political analysts John Wight and Daniel McAdams.