FROM Kamala Harris
California lawmakers respond to firing of FBI Director Comey 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.
Kamala Harris: Trump's executive order is a 'Muslim ban' Protests erupted nationwide over President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. California Senator Kamala Harris was at a protest in Washington DC. We talk to her about what she plans to do next, and how this is affecting her upcoming votes on the president’s cabinet picks.
California’s A.G. Cracks Down on Truancy Three bills that would crack down on school truancy are sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, awaiting his signature. A fourth is expected to pass the Legislature today. Truancy is a problem that California’s top law enforcement official says is directly linked to crime. That’s why Attorney General Kamala Harris initiated the truancy bills on the table now.
Will a Federal Foreclosure Deal Help Californians? President Obama announced a $26 billion settlement today with 49 state attorneys general and five major banks. He said it will "end some of the most abusive practices of the mortgage industry and begin to turn the page on an era of recklessness." California's Attorney General, Kamala Harris, was one of the last to get on board. We hear from her and from Yvonne Maria Jimenez, Deputy Director of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, which is advising families facing foreclosure in the North San Fernando Valley.
The Mortgage Crisis and 'Occupy Our Home' Attorney General Kamala Harris has pulled out of a state and federal settlement with big banks, calling it "insufficient." Now she's joined forces with Nevada's Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and they represent two of the states most heavily battered by problematic home mortgages. (The state bankers association wasn't available for our program, but told us that member institutions try to work with troubled borrowers whenever they can.) We speak with Harris, mortgage and redevelopment specialists and a Marine veteran and father of four who "reclaimed" his dream house in Riverside yesterday, as part of the "Occupy Our Homes" action nationwide. Photo: Art de los Santos, who re-occupied his foreclosed home in Riverside. Photo by Tracy Lee Silveria, SEIU 721
Attorney General-elect Kamala's Vision for California San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris narrowly defeated Steve Cooley , the District Attorney of LA County, in last month's election. She'll be the first woman attorney general of California and the first from Asian-American and African-American parents, respectively a professor of economics and a doctor. A native of Berkeley, she became deputy district attorney in Alameda County starting in 1990. She moved to San Francisco where she defeated incumbent District Attorney Terence Hallinan in 2003, and was re-elected without opposition four years later.
Kamala Harris: Democratic Candidate for State Attorney General First, we look at the race for state Attorney General between the District Attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco. LA Republican Steve Cooley has declined our invitation, so we speak with Democrat Kamala Harris . After eight years as a prosecutor in Alameda County, Harris crossed the San Francisco Bay and won a bruising election in 2003, becoming the first African American District Attorney in California history. In 2007, nobody opposed her for re-election.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.