FROM Joe Flint
A Crackdown on your Favorite Waze Shortcut? All over Southern California, formerly sleepy neighborhoods are now crowded with traffic — all because the smartphone app Waze has become so popular with desperate commuters. Now there's a blowback from residents, and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation may be forced to take action. That's according to Joe Flint, who covers LA for the Wall Street Journal .
Is Time-Warner Cable Monopolizing the Dodgers? Major League Baseball means Big Money: In the next 25 years, the Dodgers will get more than $8 billion from Time-Warner Cable. But it only serves 30% of the LA market. So far, no other major distributor will pay what Time-Warner’s asking to show the games, which leaves 70% of the LA market blacked out. Is Time-Warner cable monopolizing the Dodgers?
Aereo Takes on Broadcast Juggernauts, Future of TV During oral arguments at the US Supreme Court today, lawyers for Aereo claimed its antenna is the next big thing in communications technology. Fox TV, CBS and other broadcasters testified that Aereo is stealing their product and that it could destroy their business. The Obama Administration agreed . Could a tiny antenna the size of a dime change the multi-billion dollar television industry forever? Joe Flint is media reporter for the Los Angeles Times .
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.