FROM Mark Jackson
Santa Anas Could Inflame Station Fire The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for both Northern and Southern California. Governor Schwarzenegger has ordered state agencies to prepare for the worst. Mark Jackson is meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service's Los Angeles Office.
Update on the Wildfires in Malibu and San Diego Fires continue to rage in seven Southern California counties -- from Ventura to the Mexican border. With his microphone buffeted by winds in Malibu, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledged that there had been tens of thousands of acres burned, several homes destroyed and dry conditions that make it very difficult to get the fires under control. Fire officials and civic leaders have urged those who've been asked to evacuate to comply in order to allow firefighters to concentrate efforts on combating the fires, rather than to try to rescue trapped residents. We speak with a journalist who lives in Malibu and get a brief overview of what's happening elsewhere in Southern California.
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?
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?