FROM Jean Merl
Janice Hahn's Solid Win in 36th Congressional Race Janice Hahn will succeed fellow Democrat Jane Harman in the 36th Congressional District, which runs from Venice to San Pedro. Yesterday's voter turnout was 23 percent after a nasty campaign between Hahn and Republican Craig Huey . Hahn had 55 percent to Huey's 45 percent. Even before Hahn declared victory, candidates for her City Council seat announced their campaigns. Jean Merl is following that story for the Los Angeles Times .
The Race to Replace Congresswoman Hilda Solis When Hilda Solis became President Obama’s Secretary of Labor , she gave up the 32nd Congressional District in LA and its eastern suburbs. Twelve candidates are in next Tuesday’s primary race , among them frontrunners Gil Cedillo and Judy Chu , and newcomer Emanuel Pleitez (pictured at left). The real battle is for the Democratic nomination.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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.