FROM Peter Welch
Cash for Clunkers Running on Fumes As it was leaving town for the August recess last Friday, the House of Represented voted to spend another $2 billion on Cash for Clunkers —which ran through its first billion in less than a week. The Senate is still at work in Washington, but it may not be so eager to refund a popular program. Peter Welch is President of the California New Car Dealers Association .
How Will Increased Sales Tax Affect Car Sales in California? Billboards, radio ads and reminders by mail are urging California consumers to “Buy Now,” before the state sales tax goes up tomorrow by one cent on the dollar. We look at tomorrow's tax increase and its possible impact on California.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.