When it comes to immigration and border control, President Obama's beginning to sound like John McCain. There's good news and bad news for Los Angeles' housing market, and the Dodgers are on a roll. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the Obama Administration is hosting two weak leaders from strategic countries threatened by militant fundamentalists. Can the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan make common cause against the Taliban?
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With the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan at his side, President Obama today promised increased military and civilian aid to both countries. But do Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari still have the confidence of their own people -- or the Obama administration? What about Pakistan's nuclear weapons?
Saeed Shah, Wall Street Journal (@SaeedShah)
David Sanger, New York Times (@SangerNYT)
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post (@rajivwashpost)
John Mueller, Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University
Paul Collier, Professor of Economics, Oxford University
In the Los Angeles housing market, prices continue to fall, but now they' re low enough that home sales are starting to rise. Chris Thornberg is former senior economist with UCLA' s Anderson Forecast, now with Beacon Economics.
Christopher Thornberg, Beacon Economics
How about those Dodgers? Last night they tied a record that goes back to 1911. Tonight, they could break it. Jon Weisman’s author of 100 Things Dodger Fans Should Know and Do Beofre they Die. He also writes DodgerThoughts.com on the Los Angeles Times website.
President Obama will ask Congress tomorrow for $27 billion for security at the border, an 8% increase over the Bush Administration' s spending, but also emphasizing different priorities.