Can Washington Ignore the Biggest State in the Union?

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A lot of cold water's been thrown on California's effort to get federal bailout money so that budget cuts won't cause so much pain. But can Washington really ignore the biggest state in the Union? We hear about negotiating tactics and political realities. Also, the sudden retirement of LA's fire chief. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, President Obama turned community organizer once again today, trying to rev-up last year's grassroots army of volunteers. Will they respond by helping him govern the way they helped him campaign?



Warren Olney


Sonya Geis, Andrea Brody