FROM David Doan
LAPD Officers Stopped from Doing Overtime As Los Angeles tries to cope with mounting financial problems, Mayor Villaraigosa insists that furloughs and layoffs don't apply to public safety. But the LAPD is not immune from efforts to save money. Today's LA Times reports that a top homicide investigator sat idle for six weeks, not because he'd done anything wrong but because he'd racked up too much overtime. David Doan is Chief of Detectives.
The airline electronics ban and what it means President Trump's Department of Homeland Security has banned all electronic devices larger than cell phones on some foreign airlines flying direct to the US. It's causing confusion as well as inconvenience. Is the motive really just increased security?
'Do-or-die' time on healthcare bill President Trump has demanded a House vote today on replacing Obamacare…whatever the details might be. Despite his campaign promise that nobody would lose health insurance, that's possible for 24 million people if he were finally to sign this bill into law.
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?