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Why Gov. Jerry Brown is taking his climate agenda to China President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. Meanwhile, California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Governor Brown: On His Way to Paris On his way to the Climate Summit in Paris, Governor Jerry Brown spoke to reporters and radio hosts today. I asked him what he hopes to accomplish since California has no official role. He says California's a "catalyst" for change in the fight against greenhouse emissions. Is that's consistent with his support for fracking, diverting cap-and-trade fees to high-speed rail and watching the oil industry score a big victory in Sacramento?
Jerry Brown on His Latest Campaign for Governor If you're old enough, Jerry Brown needs no introduction. If you're not, the current Attorney General of California was Secretary of State and Governor in the 1970's. He ran for President three times, then spent eight years as Mayor of Oakland. Now he wants to be Governor all over again.
Global Warming and Health Care Reform One of Governor Schwarzenegger’s signature issues is Global Warming. He announced today that eight western states and Canadian provinces have established the common goal of reducing greenhouse gases. But Senators from Schwarzenegger’s own Republican Party denounced Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown when he sued San Bernardino County for failing to include greenhouse gas targets in its long-term growth plan. Yesterday, that suit was settled.
California Battles E.P.A. in War on Global Warming California officials are threatening to sue the federal Environmental Protection Agency . Governor Schwarzenegger wants to reduce greenhouse gases by cutting emissions from cars, light trucks and some SUV’s. But that’s a federal prerogative unless the EPA grants a waiver.
The Race for California Attorney General California's Attorney General is Democrat Bill Lockyer, but term limits have led him to run for Treasurer . Democrat Jerry Brown wants to replace him, as does Republican Charles Poochigian . Brown, Mayor of Oakland one of the best known politicians in California, followed his father, "Pat" Brown, to the Governorship, separated by eight years of Ronald Reagan. "Pat" Brown was Attorney General before he was Governor, and now Jerry Brown wants to follow him to that office as well. Poochigian, a two-term State Senator and former Assemblyman from Fresno, is less well known and far behind in the polls. We hear from both candidates on gun control, the environment and capitol punishment.
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.
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.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.