Assistant Producer, To the Point/Which Way, LA?
FROM Liyna Anwar
California Tinkering with Prop 13 Republicans voiced strong reaction to the prospect that Prop 13 might finally be amended, 36 years after state voters started a property tax revolt that went nationwide.
Whistleblowers, Cover-ups and Death at the VA Eight million Americans qualify for VA healthcare, and they're apparently satisfied. But it takes so long that 40 have allegedly died while waiting for appointments.
Concerned Residents Take on… Solar Energy? It's one thing if you want to put a solar installation on the roof, but one San Fernando Valley neighborhood is protesting against putting solar panels on the ground.
Benghazi, the IRS and the Business of Government House Republicans are investigating American deaths in Benghazi again. Is it all about politics? Will Congress manage to address other issues before midterm elections?
Is California Headed for a Tax on Sodas? Coke, Pepsi and other beverage companies are fighting a proposed mandate in California for labels warning that sugary soft drinks increase the risk of childhood obesity.
Will a New Helicopter Noise Law Make Anyone Happy? The LA skies are filled with noisy helicopters -- for news, law enforcement and tourists. We hear why many are still unhappy despite a new law signed by President Obama.
Abortion Making a Comeback in This Year's Midterm Elections Republicans aren't backing away from opposing abortion. How's it likely to play in this year's midterm campaigns for the Senate and Congress.
Low Expectations for Syria Peace Talks Preliminary Syrian peace talks today produced a chorus of dissonant voices. What's at stake for the US, Russia and Middle East? Is there relief in sight for the victims?
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and America's Climate Change Deniers Despite the near unanimous conviction of climate scientists, Americans are skeptical that global warming is caused by humans. Why? What are the potential consequences?
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.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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?
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.