- Reporter's Notebook: Soccer, F--tbol and Galaxy versus Chivas
The Galaxy of Los Angeles is Major League Soccer's most successful team. Now, a Mexican businessman wants to begin a cross-town rivalry with his club, Deportivo Chivas USA. Jorge Vergara is quoted in Los Angeles Magazine as saying, "It's the Latins versus the gringos... and we're going to win." Mexican-born soccer fan Andr--s Martinez, who's Editorial Page Editor of the LA Times, has more.
Guest Worker Programs and Immigration Reform
The US Senate took a vote yesterday on immigration reform, the first time either house has done that since 1996. The so called Ag JOBS Bill to create a new guest worker problem got 53 votes in the Senate, almost the 60 required to survive a filibuster, but the measure, supported by California Democrat Barbara Boxer, lost to opponents, including California Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Republicans were also divided, and President Bush wasn't involved. We get a progress report on one of America's most contentious issues from journalists in Washington, political scientists and immigration analysts.