California voters are turning away from political parties in droves, and Independents are deciding most statewide elections. Now former Republican officials and fundraisers have gone outside the party to create a Super PAC, trying to retain enough seats to support business interests in the Assembly and Senate. They'll settle for moderate Democrats. Will big money destroy the two-party system in California? Also, will the Forum in Inglewood become Madison Square Garden West? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, NATO and Syria: the military option.
A Republican Super PAC in California
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NATO Calls Emergency Meeting after Syria Downs Turkish Jet
At today's meeting in Brussels, the leaders of the NATO alliance denounced Syria for shooting down a Turkish jet fighter. Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan threatened Syria...
13 min, 32 sec
Can California's Political Parties Survive Super PAC's?
Steve Schmidt, a senior advisor to the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008, says, "The California Republican Party has collapsed." In "the Number One richest state for politics in...
21 min, 59 sec
Political Groups Fight to Shroud Super PAC Donors
Conservatives used to argue that full disclosure of campaign contributions would prevent corruption. Now they're making a pitch for secrecy. If the names of high-profile...
10 min, 13 sec