Left, Right & Center: Obama VS. Cheney On Detainees And California In Chaos

06/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama and Cheney dueling speeches but is being against torture a left-right issue? Is Obama using Bush language? Was Obama pressured to give speech by democrats who voted against closing Gitmo? And what is Cheney up to? Is he defending the people and policies of the Bush years or getting into politics again?

And as the economy continues to slide, California suffers a severe budget crisis... what does the defeat of ballot measures to fix the budget mean? What happened to California's once well funded education? Will California beg Washington for more money? How will this crisis affect public healthcare programs and public schools? And what is the state's responsibility to plug it's own budget gaps?