For only the second time in 10 years, the next state budget will have a surplus—if Governor Brown’s latest proposals are approved by the Democratic supermajority.
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Governor Brown today predicted that his latest budget will lead to a surplus at the end of the next fiscal year… Even some Republicans are calling it good news. We’ll hear what it would mean for schools and social programs cut to the bone during the era of deficits. Will there be calls for more spending?
Stephen Spielberg of “Lincoln” was nominated for Best Director. But, while “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty” got Best Picture nods… directors Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow were snubbed. John Horn reports on the movie business for the LA Times.
John Brennan has been named to succeed David Petraeus as head of the CIA. Will the agency focus on gathering intelligence—its original mission—or continue launching drones for targeted killings? Will Brennan’s close relationship to the President enhance the CIA’s role in the conduct of foreign policy?
Tim Weiner, journalist and author (@TimWeinerAuthor)
Mary Ellen O'Connell, Professor of International Law, Notre Dame Law School
Paul Pillar, Georgetown University / Brookings Institution (@GeorgetownCSS)
Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution