The ABCDEF's of California's Propositions
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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.
Will There Be a New Road to Peace in the Middle East? ()
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.
- Michael Hirsh: Senior Editor, Newsweek, @michaelphirsh
- Aaron David Miller: former Middle East peace negotiator, @aarondmiller2
- Shibley Telhami: Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland
- Trita Parsi: President, National Iranian American Council, @tparsi
White House to Adopt California's Auto Tailpipe Standards ()
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.
The ABCDEF's of California's Propositions ()
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.
- Evan Halper: Sacramento Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times, @evanhalper
- Sherry Bebitch Jeffe: Senior Scholar, USC's School of Policy, Planning and Development , @USCPrice
Supreme Court Says No to Medical Marijuana Challenge ()
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.
- Lawrence Hurley: Supreme Court Reporter, Los Angeles Daily Journal
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