Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: In the Past Tense?

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The Daily News, voice of the San Fernando Valley, says the Mayor of Los Angeles has "checked out." He's "AWOL," according to a front-page editorial, which promises a public campaign to get him back in action again. Does he have what it takes? Is it possible to "lead" a government that's built like LA's? Also, Jerry Brown's non-campaign for Governor.  On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, with the "real" jobless rate at 16%, all but two Republican Senators are still opposed to extending unemployment insurance. Can Democrats break a filibuster tomorrow?

Banner image: The 2011 NBA All-Star logo is unveiled by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Eric Gordon of the Los Angeles Clippers, NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver, AEG CEO Tim Leiweke and NBA legend James Worthy before Game Two of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers on June 6, 2010. Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images



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