FROM Judy Dugan
Schwarzenegger's Lavish Inaugural Raises Eyebrows When Governor Schwarzenegger took office after his special election three years ago, his inaugural cost a modest $200,000. This week, Sacramento will see at least $1.3 million worth of festivities, including a black-tie gala designed by Carl Bendix, who produces events like the Governor's Ball for the Oscars. Supporters say it's time to celebrate, and plenty of Democrats are invited. One critic calls it a "slush fund" for "secret [political] access."
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?