FROM Larry Gerston
Schwarzenegger Cries Budget Wolf Governor Schwarzenegger once promised to " blow up the boxes " by reorganizing state agencies that are inefficient and sometimes dysfunctional. Now, he is boxed in by the very structural problems he and the legislature have failed to resolve.
Schwarzenegger and Limbaugh, Together Again? Governor Schwarzenegger got 90% of the Republican vote last year in California and Rush Limbaugh has 10 million listeners nationwide. Lately, they've been calling each other names. After Limbaugh said Schwarzenegger had betrayed conservative principles, the Governor called the radio host "irrelevant." Limbaugh then called Schwarzenegger a "sell-out." Today, they went head to head on Limbaugh's program. We find out what happened and whether it's "relevant" for politics in California.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?