Another Political Earthquake in LA

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On KCRW's Press Play with Madeline Brand today, Los Angeles Democrat Henry Waxman listed some of his proudest achievements in Congress: investigations, reports and legislation to protect consumers, the air and the water, help control HIV and make healthcare available to seniors and children. In 1994, he chaired the committee when the CEO's of major cigarette companies famously claimed their product was not addictive. Waxman is known for aggressive interrogations in public. Today, after 40 years in Washington, Waxman announced that he won't stand for re-election.

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Warren Olney