Stories for October 25, 2012
Democrats and Republicans are on track to spend about $1 billion each on television advertising in the presidential race. Most of it is negative, and almost all of it is concentrated in nine battleground states.
The state Public Employment Relations Board dismissed its lawsuit against the city of San Diego over voter-passed Proposition B, according to court documents made available today.
A recent Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California poll shows that Proposition 30 could get the support it needs to pass.
California prison officials will take control of the nation’s largest healthcare facility Friday, in an effort to end a federal court’s oversight.
A federal hearing for the alleged daughter of drug kingpin "El Chapo" is scheduled for today.
Only two states, Oregon and Washington, allow physician-assisted suicide. But there will be a third if Massachusetts voters approve the so-called Death with Dignity ballot question. It would let terminally ill patients with six months or less to live get a lethal prescription. The outcome of that vote could change the landscape for legalized suicide nationwide.
It would be virtually impossible for any country to be energy independent. Energy security is a more realistic goal. U.S. oil production is on track to surpass Saudi Arabia's, and imports are falling. Also, increased regional production could mean the U.S. buys more oil from places like Brazil and Canada and less from producers in the Middle East.