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 .
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.
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.
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.
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?