FROM Ted Hesson
DACA recipient empties her savings account to travel to DC for immigration debate This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. Any senator can offer a proposal and then call for a vote. It’s kind of free-for-all, and highly unusual. We talk about this process and what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to make trips to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix. Andrea Ortiz in Washington DC. Photo courtesy of Ortiz.
Is there really is a deal between Trump and Democrats to fix DACA? President Trump had dinner with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi last night. They discussed ways of letting some Dreamers stay in the U.S. Schumer and Pelosi say a deal was struck. Trump denied that claim on Twitter, but this morning conceded that a bipartisan agreement is “fairly close.”
How Trump is bypassing the courts to crackdown on immigration A federal appeals court hears arguments on President Trump’s travel ban today. There’s an injunction preventing that ban from going into effect now. But the administration is finding ways around that. A bipartisan group of senators wants to know why.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
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.