FROM Laura Fernandez
Is Law Enforcement Skirting the Rules? A federal investigation of possible misconduct by the District Attorney and the Sheriff of Orange County has been called for by a group of legal heavyweights. They include 30 law professors, led by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at UC Irvine. Others are former LA District Attorneys Gil Garcetti and John Van de Kamp — who also served as California’s Attorney General—and the ACLU.
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.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.