FROM Steve Levin
Mayor Under Scrutiny for Ethics Violation in Universal City Development Deal Does Antonio Villaraigosa ’s love affair with a Telemundo reporter have any affect on his duties as Mayor? Neighbors of Universal City say maybe so. Telemundo is part of NBC-Universal , which is planning a three billion dollar development project over the next twenty years. The Mayor’s planning commission and his planning director, Gail Goldberg, will be crucial as the project gets under way. The Mayor himself has been more enthusiastically supportive than other elected officials.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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.
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.