Has Mayor Villaraigosa violated LA's ethics code by accepting free tickets to local events? The District Attorney wants to know. Can California help solve its budget woes by selling digital advertising on automobile license plates? Will the members of the Millennial Generation live as well as their parents? On our rebroadcast of To the Point, The US commander in Afghanistan is on his way to the White House to explain why he mocked his Commander in Chief in a national magazine. Will President Obama fire General Stanley McChrystal?
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The latest Rolling Stone magazine calls the President's top commander in Afghanistan “The Runaway General.” In a lengthy story, it reports that Stanley McChrystal “has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House.” McChrystal has apologized for disrespectful quotes in the article, but he's headed to Washington for a face-to-face meeting tomorrow with the Commander in Chief. Today, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the President is “angry” and that he wants to know “what McChrystal was thinking…”
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, Republican nominee for state Attorney General, has opened an inquiry into Mayor Villaraigosa's acceptance of free tickets to sporting events, concerts and awards shows. David Zahniser is following that story for the LA Times.
The State Senate has unanimously passed a bill to investigate digital advertising on automobile license plates. They'd look like regular license plates while vehicles were in motion but, when the vehicles stopped for four seconds, other drivers would see electronic messages. Los Angeles Democrat Curren Price sponsored the legislation.
The National Journal and The Atlantic magazine have been studying the effects of the next economy, the one left over after the country has recovered from the recession. Using both telephone and online surveys, they've already come up with a lot of information about the adult members of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1981 and 2002. Ron Brownstein is political director for Atlantic Media.