California Votes on Legalizing Marijuana
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Will California be the first state to legalize pot? Will the Obama Administration reverse the will of the voters? Win or lose, what will Proposition 19 mean for the rest of the country? Also, WikiLeaks releases nearly 400,000 secret documents from the Iraq War, and the Giants and Rangers will start this year's World Series on Wednesday night. How did that happen?
Banner image: Medical marijuana activist and Oaksterdam University founder Richard Lee speaks during a news conference to bring attention to California State Proposition 19 on October 12, 2010 in Oakland, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
WikiLeaks Releases 400,000 Secret Documents from Iraq War ()
This weekend's release of 400,000 classified documents from the Iraq War has revealed a massive amount of information, some of which the Pentagon says risks the lives of US troops and their coalition. But the New York Times, one of four news organizations to receive early copies, says it worked with the White House before publication. Ian Fisher is Deputy Foreign Editor.
- Ian Fisher: Deputy Foreign Editor, New York Times
Will California Legalize Marijuana? ()
Proposition 19 on next week's California ballot would legalize marijuana for people over 21 and allow for commercial production. Local governments, now strapped for revenue, could regulate and tax a new industry and lower their costs for law enforcement and jails. Both sides are making extravagant claims, but nobody really knows what the financial, social or medical impacts might be. The latest polls show it trailing, and the Obama Administration promises a challenge, but Prop 19 could still have a nationwide impact.
- Beau Kilmer: Co-director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center
- Allen St. Pierre: Executive Director, NORML
- Asa Hutchinson: Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration
- Peter Wallsten: National Political Correspondent, Wall Street Journal, @peterwallsten
- Mikal Jakubal: Filmmaker, 'One Good Year'
It's Giants versus Rangers in World Series Surprise ()
The Giants have not won a World Series since they moved to San Francisco in 1958. The Texas Rangers have never played in a World Series in all their 50 years. The Yankees and Phillies supposedly had it all, but baseball is full of surprises, and the Giants and Rangers will start this year's World Series in San Francisco on Wednesday. Matt "Money" Smith co-hosts the Petros and Money Show, which is heard nationally on Fox Sports Radio.
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