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?
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?
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.
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.
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?