- Making News: California's David Dreier to Assume Some of DeLay's Duties
When Tom DeLay stepped down as Majority Leader after he was indicted today, the first reports said Speaker Dennis Hastert had chosen California's David Dreier to replace him. A few hours later, Dreier played second--or even third--fiddle to Roy Blunt of Missouri. Was his Dreier's moderation that got him bumped? We ask Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times and NBC political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffee.
- Reporter's Notebook: Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking
The State Department says between 14 and 17,000 people are sent to the United States every year to be slaves, with Los Angeles a major hub for that traffic. But often their presence goes undetected because those most likely to meet them aren't trained to recognize the evidence. Now the federal Department of Health and Human Services is in the first phase of a campaign to turn that around. Steve Wagner is Director of the Trafficking in Person's Program.