FROM Courtney Brunious
Ready for the Rams Twenty-one years after the last professional football game was played in Los Angeles, the Rams will hit the field at LA's Coliseum in just a few weeks. But what if they're a losing team? Will the excitement last?
A New NFL Stadium in Inglewood Rams owner Stan Kroenke plans to build a stadium that could cost more than $2 billion in Inglewood. It wouldn't be ready for at least three more years. Will it be a good deal for Inglewood and Southern Californians?
Are They Games of Skill or Games of Chance? Daily fantasy sports are legal in 45 states, but New York has just ordered FanDuel, DraftKings and others to shut down, saying they are not games of skill but illegal gambling. Last month, Nevada enacted gaming license requirements. What about California? Attorney General, Kamala Harris is being asked to force fantasy sports betting websites to immediately stop doing business.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?