FROM Roger Grace
The Stealth Judicial Candidate On LA County’s ballot next week, one candidate to become a judge reportedly advocated deporting all non-white people from the United States. He was writing under the name James O. Pace. In 1989, running for Congress in Wyoming, he used the name Daniel Johnson. The Associated Press called him a “white supremacist.” Now, he’s running for judge under yet another name, Bill Johnson —identifying himself as “international corporate attorney.”
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?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.