FROM Barry Stavro
What's Wrong with the Lakers? The Lakers lost yet another game last night in Salt Lake City. Kobe Bryant scored 29 points against the Jazz and made 15 of 17 free throws but — before the games was over — he walked off the court in a huff. Barry Stavro is NBA editor for the LA Times .
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.