FROM Juliet Williams
Race to the Top Is Mired in the Muck The Obama Administration is dangling between $350 and $700 million federal dollars in front of California’s education establishment, but it’s at risk of being lost to politics in Sacramento. The deadline is January 19, 2010.
Domestic Violence Shelters Closing in Budget Crisis From a spending program that approaches $100 billion, the Governor cut a $20 million program begun after the death of OJ Simpson's wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. As a result, six domestic violence shelters have been forced to close and dozens more are scaling back. That's according to Juliet Williams of the Associated Press .
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?