FROM Christina Villacorte
County Supervisors Vote on Measure R Extension Los Angeles County voters will have a chance in November to extend Measure R , the half-percent sales tax approved overwhelmingly in 2008. It's all about public transit and is designed to speed completion of several LA Metro rail projects, including the 405 transit corridor in the Sepulveda Pass and the Subway to the Sea as far as Westwood. Christina Villacorte covered today's approval by the LA County Supervisors for the Daily News .
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.