Stories for September 26, 2008
The fly back to Washington, faux campaign suspension, delay the debate announcement and contribute nothing shenanigans are not just bush league Machiavellian moves; they show a dangerous disregard for a nation in peril. McCain is a powerful Senator whose input and influence is valued, but he is not a direct party to any of the relevant committees negotiating the bailout. Crisis is read as a campaign opportunity and fear as potential political capital - Karl Rove's playbook is tattered and worn. McCain has found the limits to how far a war hero can go in wrapping himself in the flag and portraying blatantly political maneuvers as acts of patriotism. Captaining the McCain campaign is the weightiest executive position McCain has ever held - and it has been a reactionary, pin balling, flip flopping and unstable ship since it left port.
Political advertisements on both sides of the aisle often strain credibility. It can be tough appearing humble when you have the drive and determination necessary get within a couple of hanging chads of being leader of the free world. But what does it say about you when you place
Ocean water quality testing at 58 locations in San Diego County has been suspended. County officials say the suspension is a direct result of a veto by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Two environmental groups have filed another lawsuit over the approval of the Carlsbad Desalination Project.
California hospitals will soon be required to do more to combat potentially fatal infections. Governor Schwarzenegger has signed two measures aimed at curbing the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in hospitals. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Two Tijuana policemen have been killed and five injured in a series of attacks that began yesterday evening. Police have detained seven people in connection with this mornings' shooting. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
Leaders in Congress can't reach an agreement on how to fix the nation's financial crisis. Plus, John McCain says he's suspending his campaign so he can help the government fix Wall Street, and he is asking to delay the presidential debate scheduled for Friday night. And, the San Diego Convention Center will soon announce plans for expansion.
Genomic researchers in San Diego are looking to America's "healthy elderly" to help them unlock the genetic secrets of lifelong health.
Governor Schwarzenegger signed six mortgage relief bills Thursday. The measures will help homeowners facing foreclosure, but as KPCC's Julie Small reports -- the governor vetoed one bill that would have cracked down on California lenders.
Victor Mancini has a lot on his mind.
San Diego environmental groups are upset with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's line-item veto eliminating all state funding for beach water quality monitoring. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Arnold Marquez runs the Philippine Cinema Showcase, and he says "the main goal is to exhibit films that both the San Diego's Filipino community and mainstream audiences can enjoy. To the extent non-Filipino audience members take advantage of this opportunity to discover a national cinema nearly unknown in the U.S., the Showcase will better acquaint them with the Philippines and lend them an appreciation of some recent, very interesting developments in that country's motion picture industry."