FROM Bob Erlenbusch
Homeless Protest at City Hall Homeless advocates are establishing a tent city on the south lawn of City Hall, and Mayor Villaraigosa tried to steal their thunder with an op-ed piece in today's Los Angeles Times. Villaraigosa said he's doing his best to provide supportive, affordable housing, but that LA's homeless problem is so big that even a billion dollars is a drop in the bucket. Bob Erlenbusch is Executive Director of the LA Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness .
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What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?