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Automobile and light-truck mileage standards are in for a big change nationwide. Also, San Diego and San Bernardino Counties will issue medical marijuana licenses like it or not, and we take one last look at tomorrow's ballot measures and local elections. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Benjamin Netanyahu is at the Obama White House. We hear about Iran, West Bank settlements and three weeks of diplomacy that could help shape the policies of the US and Israel.

Main Topic Will There Be a New Road to Peace in the Middle East? 25 MIN, 35 SEC

At the White House today, President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, starting off several intense weeks of Middle East diplomacy that will culminate with President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Egypt next month. 

Guests:
Michael Hirsh, National Journal (@michaelphirsh)
Aaron David Miller, Woodrow Wilson Intrenational Center for Scholars (@aarondmiller2)
Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland
Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council (@tparsi)

The Much Too Promised Land

Aaron David Miller

Main Topic The ABCDEF's of California's Propositions 15 MIN, 2 SEC

Last week, Governor Schwarzenegger announced that California's budget has a $15 billion hole in it, which will rise to $21 billion if voters don't pass his initiatives in tomorrow's election. Voters in the City of Los Angeles will choose between two candidates who've staged one of the nastiest local elections in memory. City Councilman Jack Weiss and former prosecutor Carmen Trutanich are in a run-off for City Attorney.

Guests:
Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times (@evanhalper)
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, USC Price School of Public Policy (@USCPrice)

Reporter's Notebook Supreme Court Says No to Medical Marijuana Challenge 5 MIN, 36 SEC

California voters legalized medical marijuana 13 years ago, but it's still prohibited under federal law.  Because of that conflict, San Diego and San Bernardino Counties have refused to issue identification cards.  Today the US Supreme Court threw out their case, as we hear from Lawrence Hurley, who covers the court for the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Guests:
Lawrence Hurley, Supreme Court Reporter, Los Angeles Daily Journal

Making News White House to Adopt California's Auto Tailpipe Standards 6 MIN, 25 SEC

The Obama Administration will grant California's request to impose the state's tailpipe emission standards nationwide and auto companies have dropped their opposition, as we hear from Steven Mufson, energy correspondent for the Washington Post.

Guests:
Steven Mufson, Washington Post (@StevenMufson)

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