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Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton for close ties to Wall Street and a lack of concern for "real people." Now he's nominated three millionaires for cabinet jobs, including Steve Mnuchin of Goldman Sachs to be Secretary of the Treasury. Josh Barro, Senior Editor at Business Insider and the co-host of KCRW's Left, Right and Center, has more on Trump's latest picks.
Donald Trump lost the popular vote, but prevailed in the Electoral College. Now his claim of a "rigged" election has come back to haunt him. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is paying for recounts in Wisconsin and possibly two other states where he won by very small margins. Trump is acting outraged, but his own, often repeated, warnings have added to public concern about Russian hacking and voting-machine malfunctions. The recounts are unlikely to change the outcome. Will they reveal weakness in the basic tools of democracy or distract attention from the consequences of Trump's victory?
Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (@wisvoter)
Ed Kilgore, New York magazine / Democratic Strategist (@ed_kilgore)
David Dill, Stanford University / Verified Voting (@VerifiedVoting)
Ari Berman, Nation magazine (@AriBerman)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on judge rejecting Stein's request for hand recount in Wisconsin
Kilgore on Trump threatening to make GOP the party of permanent voter suppression
Dill on why online voting is a danger to democracy
Berman on Trump's lies about voter fraud are a prelude to voter suppression
The US Supreme Court today considered the plight of thousands of immigrants — often here lawfully, but sometimes detained for years without hearings on whether they should be deported. The Obama Administration appealed the decisions of lower courts that they're entitled to apply for release on bond. A new decision could have major impact on Donald Trump's immigration crack-down.
Arguing on behalf of the immigrants is Ahilan Arulanantham, Legal Director of the ACLU of Southern California and recent recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant.
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Bannon, Moore storm the establishment barricades Donald Trump appealed to the frustrated base of the Republican Party, and Steve Bannon rode Trump's train to the White House. Now, Bannon's out on his own -- fomenting revolution against the GOP establishment—especially leadership in the Senate. Where's President Trump as the battle lines are being drawn?
Sifting through the ashes: Cleanup and questions after the fires Wildfire is all too familiar in the Golden State, but last week's record-setting blazes in Northern California left behind something new — more property damage over a wider area with more human casualties than ever before. We hear about likely causes, the struggle to clean up and the possibility of prevention.
Political dueling and the future of the ACA Uncertainty about the fate of Obamacare grows by the day, with key factors including bipartisanship in the Senate, opposition deeper than ever in Congress -- and a president who veers from one side to the other. We talk with Maryland's attorney general and others about what's at stake from the state house to the doctor's office.
Will the NFL find common ground on national anthem protests? National Football League team owners are meeting today to craft a unified message about political protest. Men and women athletes in other sports are protesting too. We hear how one man's refusal to stand for the flag has demonstrated the inseparable relationship between sports and politics.
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