FROM Loretta Sanchez
US Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez on GOP voters and her path to victory With election day just seven weeks away, US Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez lags behind her opponent Kamala Harris by 22 points, according to a recent Field Poll. But Representative Sanchez still sees a path to victory. Sanchez joined Press Play to discuss how she’s trying to appeal to Republican voters, as well as about her record and what her proudest achievements have been over her nearly 20 year congressional career.
Loretta Sanchez on Muslim Comments, Senate Race The House of Representatives passed a huge tax cut package worth more than $600 billion today. Tomorrow , it will vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government open until September of next year. That’s also expected to pass. Seventy-seven Democrats voted with the Republican majority in support of the tax cut bill today, but Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership in the House opposed it. One naysayer was Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez of Orange County, who’s campaigning to replace California Senator Barbara Boxer when she retires after this term. Sanchez speaks about the race, recently passed measures and responds to criticism over her comments on Muslims.
Obama’s Immigration About-Face In June, President Obama pledged to take executive action on immigration reform before the end of the summer. But he reneged over the weekend. On Saturday, he said he won’t act on immigration policy until after the November elections. That’s made some California lawmakers angry.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”