FROM Lisa Alferis
Will Executive Action Mean Heathcare After All? President Obama's latest executive action on immigration could be especially good news for more than a million illegal immigrants in California. They are not entitled to Obamacare, but they might qualify for California's version of Medicaid — if they're poor enough. Medicaid is federal health insurance for low-income people, administered in California as Medi-Cal , which is more generous than Medicaid in most other states.
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?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.