FROM Zachary Coile
Obama Directs EPA to Review Fuel Standards President Obama today reversed former President Bush and ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to speed up the process of reducing greenhouse gases emitted by cars and trucks. After review, the EPA is expected to grant a waiver to California and 13 other states. Zachary Coile reports from Washington for the San Francisco Chronicle .
EPA Blocks California Bid to Limit Emissions from Cars Yesterday, President Bush signed the energy bill , saying it would help deal with climate change. Hours later, his Environmental Protection Agency refused to allow 17 states to set their own vehicle emission standards to help curb global warming. Today when asked how serious he is about fighting greenhouse gases, the President defended the effectiveness of a national, rather than state, environmental policy. California is the leader among states who want to set their own emission standards. Zachary Coile reports from Washington for the San Francisco Chronicle .
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?