Photo: Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) participates in a mock swearing-in with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during the opening day of the 115th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
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The day after FBI Director James Comey was fired, Washington is in an uproar. Is this a constitutional crisis? Will there be a special prosecutor named? How will the FBI investigation proceed? We hear from California Senator Kamala Harris, California Congressman and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, and others.
Adam Schiff, US Congress (D-CA); U.S. Democratic Representative (@RepAdamSchiff)
Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator representing California (@senkamalaharris)
Jon Michaels, UCLA / Author (@JonDMichaels)
Doug Kmiec, Pepperdine University (@dougkmiec)
A measure on next Tuesday’s ballot in Los Angeles would make a big change in how police officers are disciplined. Measure C would allow an officer to choose to have an all-civilian panel hear their case, instead of the current system.
“The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you,” writes Neil DeGrasse Tyson is his new book titled “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” He talks about the multiverse, time travel, and why he opposes the idea of putting some humans on Mars in case a catastrophe wipes out Earth. Instead, he argues we should go to Mars for scientific innovation.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium
and author of “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” (Photo by Miller Mobley)
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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