FROM Connie Bruck
Does Philip Anschutz Own LA? This week's New Yorker magazine is getting special attention in Southern California for an article called, " The Man Who Owns LA ." It's about the Anschutz Entertainment Group, or AEG, most famous for Staples Center, LA Live and Farmer's Field, the NFL stadium that's been given a name even though it hasn't been built yet. Connie Bruck is the writer.
Villaraigosa and The LA School Board Tamar Galatzan and Richard Vladovic both got big campaign money from Mayor Villaraigosa, and both won seats on the LA Unified School Board in yesterday’s final elections. Villaraigosa has promised commitment to turn around the schools but he won't have the direct control he was originally looking for. We speak with Connie Bruck who profiles Villaraigosa in this week’s New Yorker magazine.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.
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.