Winter Storms, the DREAM Act and the Republican Party

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Record amounts of rain have deluged the Southland, and there's more to come from a weather pattern that only develops every 10 or 15 years. We update the forecast, the prospects for damage, and about the disaster predicted if levees fail near Sacramento. Also, the death of the DREAM Act is a blow to undocumented students and others who came to this country before they were 16. What do they do now? What about Latino support for the Republican Party? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the lame-duck session of Congress has gotten some things done, but it's not likely to go out of business with a burst of bipartisanship. We review what's happened and what to expect and ask why just 13 percent of Americans like what they see.

Banner image: This week's severe storms have resident of recent burn areas edgy. Last winter, debris flows damaged homes and carries cars away on after heavy rains caused mudslides in La Canada Flintridge, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images