Californians have voted to take the politics out of drawing district boundaries for the Legislature, Congress and the Board of Equalization. All a new citizens commission has to do is make elections competitive and representative of racial, ethnic, geographic and gender diversity. If that sounds impossible, it just might be, considering the force of the pressure likely to be applied by interest groups of all kinds. We talk with the new commission’s first chairman and others. Also, the suicide of a possible suspect in the killing of Ronni Chasen. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the Pentagon today asked the Senate to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell," and ran into Senator John McCain.
Redrawing the Lines of California's Political Landscape
From this Episode:
Senate's Do-or-Die Time for Don't Ask Don't Tell
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a personal appeal to the Senate Armed Services Committee today to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Ronnie Chasen Murder Suspect Kills Himself
Last night there was a suicide of a possible suspect in the killing of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. The man, known as Harold, reportedly shot himself to death in the...