FROM Karen Radziner
Does Antonio Villaraigosa Have Time to Be Mayor of LA? The national press has rediscovered Antonio Villaraigosa, now that he's become president of the US Conference of Mayors. Will he have time to govern LA?
Obama, Netanyahu and the Threat of a Nuclear Iran The prospects for attacking Iran's nuclear program have been the main topic of Netanyahu's visit to Washington. What about today’s notice that 6-party talks will resume?
Police Commission Supports Chief Beck on Impound Rule Undocumented workers aren't allowed to get a driver's license and pay a high price for minor violations. Now penalties are being relaxed, aggravating an ongoing controversy.
'A Separation' Unites Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles The Best Foreign Language Film was shot by Iranians in Iran, but the biggest Oscar celebrations may have been among expats. We hear about the reception in Iran and LA.
California Republicans Gear Up for State Convention California Republicans' support for Santorum has jumped from 2% to 25%, within striking distance of Romney. Will the state have a voice in the nomination process?
Has President Obama Declared War on Medical Marijuana? The federal crackdown on medical marijuana has many accusing President Obama of breaking a campaign promise. Others say it's time to change the drug's classification.
Timothy Potts to Take Helm of Getty Museum With a new president and CEO, the Getty Trust has hired a new director for the Getty Museum. There's talk about new directions for the world's richest art institution...
Rick Santorum Pulls Ahead of the Republican Pack Santorum is the latest Republican to give Romney a scare. Can he overcome Romney's money and organization as voters learn about his record, stand on issues and personality?
Villaraigosa to Chair Democratic National Convention Antonio Villaraigosa will be chair of the Democratic National Convention when it re-nominates Barack Obama next September in North Carolina. The Latino Mayor, who needed black votes to be elected, will preside on behalf of the black President who needs all the Latino votes he can get.
Will the Mortgage Settlement Help Struggling SoCal Homeowners? California and Florida will get half of the relief in the $26 billion mortgage settlement. What's the likely impact on the Southland's real estate market? Nationwide?
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.
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's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.