President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit South Korea, November 7, 2017. Photo credit: Shealah Craighead.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee today. He faced questions about the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia, the possibility of the Justice Department launching investigations into Hillary Clinton, and embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
The president is on his way back from two weeks in Asia. No deals were inked. One reason for that: A lack of advance work by State Department diplomats. The department has been short staffed, and according to many experts, that’s lead to a crisis for U.S. leadership in the world. We look at that and how the USDA is faring under the trump administration.
For the last eight weeks, KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez and Anna Scott have been exploring the housing crisis in LA. Tenants and developers, money men, and affordable housing activists are all affected. In the final episode, we look at possible solutions.
Pro rent control rally on Wilshire Boulevard. Photo credit: Saul Gonzalez.
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