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Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.
We look at President Trump’s new potential business interests in China, and whether they violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Also, a Washington DC wine bar has sued the president, saying the Trump Hotel has an unfair advantage because of its tie to the president.
The Arizona state senate has passed a bill that would criminalize certain forms of protest. This comes as angry voters confront Congress members at town hall meetings nationwide. Also, California could become the first state in the union to offer universal single-payer health care. A new bill has been introduced that begins the conversation.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are ready to introduce their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. There’s also been an uptick in how many liberals are falling for conspiracy theories in order to explain the Trump administration’s actions.
What’s next for the more than a million undocumented estimated to live in LA and Orange Counties? President Trump’s unscripted phone calls with world leaders are making State Department veterans nervous.
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is behind many of Donald Trump’s policies, including the recent travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Protests over Milo Yiannopoulos are stirring up conversations around free speech v. hate speech. And Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his new short story collection “The Refugees.”
A meeting between Mexico’s president and Donald Trump is cancelled over disagreements on who will pay for Trump’s border wall. But there may be more similarities than differences between the two leaders.
Ben Carson has no experience running a government agency, but it looks like he will soon head the $47 billion Department of Housing and Urban Development. Also today, Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director was questioned on his views on torture.
Californians are concerned about health care as a Republican Congress and new president vow to repeal Obamacare. What are Republicans’ plans beyond that, and would Democrats support them? We also hear from the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe about what’s next for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Donald Trump picks a climate change denier and opponent of federal environmental rules to head the Environmental Protection Agency. What will California do to protect its air and water from what will likely be a loosening of federal rules?
California Governor Jerry Brown has picked Congressman Xavier Becerra for the state’s open attorney general seat. The position may gain national attention as state lawmakers pledge to fight the incoming Trump administration on several fronts.
Donald Trump has promised to rescind President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gives temporary legal status to so-called Dreamers. Trump also cited the Eisenhower era’s Operation Wetback as a model for his deportation plans. Civil rights groups hold up that 1950s approach as an example of ethnic profiling.
Groups supporting Trump say they plan to send poll watchers to polling places nationwide on election day. The groups say they want to prevent voter fraud, but opponents argue that what they’re doing is voter intimidation.
The Supreme Court has been short a justice since Antonin Scalia died in February. While Senator John McCain later walked that statement back, Senator Ted Cruz raised the prospect of Republicans fighting to keep the seat vacant.
FBI Director James Comey appeared before the House Judiciary Committee to report that there have been more hacks of voter registration databases. How serious is the danger that the US election could be compromised?