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.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.