FROM Tiffany Hsu
Twinkies Cannot Die: Hostess Bosses, Union in Mediation Talks After a strike by its union, bankrupt Hostess Brands announced last week it would go out of business . Boxes of Twinkies are now up for sale on Craigslist and eBay for thousands of dollars apiece. But yesterday, a judge asked both sides to try mediation . Four thousand people have signed a petition asking President Obama to nationalize Twinkies to "prevent our nation from losing our creamy center," but for 18,000 workers, the demise of the bakery is no joke -- and potential buyers of some of America's best known names are circling. Tiffany Tsu is business reporter for the Los Angeles Times .
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?
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?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?