FROM Chris Anderson
Fire Safety and Mobile Homes People in mobile home parks have complained for years they are second-class citizens unprotected by the same codes and regulations as other residents of California. Governor Schwarzenegger told a news conference this week he wants to learn why mobile homes "were like matches and caught fire one after the other." The LA Board of Supervisors wants the County Fire Department to tell them what authority they have to set safety standards for mobile homes. We hear from a mobile home owner, a state regulator and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?