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The rise and (fast) fall of LA City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali News recently surfaced that Joe Bray-Ali made offensive comments about black people, overweight people, and trans people getting gender reassignment surgery. Then on Friday, he wrote a Facebook post airing all his dirty laundry. Several groups have rescinded their endorsements of Bray-Ali. He says this scandal distracts from the main issues he has with incumbent Gil Cedillo.
Remembering prominent progressive Stanley Sheinbaum Prominent Angeleno Stanley Sheinbaum died Monday at the age of 96. For most of his life, Sheinbaum was a citizen activist in local, national, and international politics. He played major roles in the Israeli peace process, in reshaping the LAPD after Rodney King, and in the Pentagon Papers. His wealth came through marriage – his wife Betty is the daughter of movie mogul Harry Warner. Together they were powerful fundraisers for progressive politicians and causes, including hosting Bernie Sanders at their Brentwood mansion last year.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
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.
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.