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Making News The Senate Overrides Bush’s Veto on a Bill With $1 billion for Water Projects in California

With overwhelming votes by both political parties, the House and the Senate have overridden a veto by President George W. Bush.  It calls for $23 billion dollars for 900 water projects including the LA River, the Salton Sea and levees and dams in Northern California.    

Guests:
Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California (@PPICnotes)

Main Topic Ron Brownstein on Partisanship and America’s Second Civil War 9 MIN, 59 SEC

For the first time since he took office, Congress has overridden a veto by President Bush.  Tonight we’ll hear what the Water Resources Development Act could mean for LA and the rest of California.  One thing it’s not is a return to bipartisan compromise in Washington.  We’ll talk with Ron Brownstein, who says, “the political system is more polarized than the country”— and likely to stay that way.

Guests:
Ron Brownstein, Atlantic / CNN (@RonBrownstein)

Reporter's Notebook Sam Zell 8 MIN, 16 SEC

Sam Zell, likely next owner of the LA Times, bikes with “Zell’s Angeles” and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.  

Guests:
Connie Bruck, New Yorker

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