As Democrats and Republicans struggle to break a logjam on the state's $38 billion budget deficit, hundreds of thousands of signatures have been gathered and a recall vote appears likely for late this year or early next. The drive, which could also have the state-s voters electing a new governor at the same time, comes only a year after California voters re-elected Governor Gray Davis. Has bad governing brought us to this point, or is it an increasingly politicized and polarized environment? Who wins? Who loses? Guest host Sara Terry speaks with experts on California politics and advocates from both sides of the recall effort, including Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, who's contributed nearly $650,000 of his own to the effort and has made it clear he wants to take Davis- place in Sacramento. (An extended version of this segment originally aired earlier today on To the Point
- Making News: Duane "Dog" Chapman Nabs Fugitive Andrew Luster
Fugitive Andrew Luster, caught in Puerta Vallarta by a bounty hunter, is back in California tonight. The convicted rapist was escorted through LAX, reportedly transferred by car into the custody of Ventura County authorities and taken to a state prison to begin serving a 124-year sentence. Five months ago, Luster jumped his $1 million bail while standing trial for drugging and raping three women. The great grandson of cosmetics legend Max Factor was convicted in abstentia, then caught by a guy known as -dog- Chapman at a taco stand in Mexico. David Montero of the Ventura County Star-
Guest host Sara Terry
is an award-winning writer and photographer who has written for the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, Fast Company, Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe. Her current photo-documentary project is Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace.
Andrew Luster, one of FBI's "most wanted"
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Governor Gray Davis
Taxpayers against the Governor's Recall