FROM Tara Borelli
Same-Sex Marriage in California In 2008, voters passed Proposition 8, enacting a ban on same-sex marriage. A federal district court overturned the measure, and then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown refused to defend it. It was the proposition's supporters who took it up to the US Supreme Court, but it ruled today they lacked "standing." That means the district court ruling remains in effect. This morning, current Attorney General, Kamela Harris, told a press conference, "The wedding bells will ring."
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?