Politics

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was a no-show at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. On orders from the White House, McGahn defied the committee’s subpoena.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Representatives of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are trying to find a peaceful solution after months of bloody clashes and a failed uprising.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly two dozen Democrats are running for president. Many of them tried getting attention by doing town halls on Fox News, including Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar.

Is it smart for Democratic presidential candidates to do Fox News town halls?

Nearly two dozen Democrats are running for president. Many of them tried getting attention by doing town halls on Fox News, including Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

Legal questions surrounding abortion rights

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was in South Los Angeles on Sunday, speaking to a crowd at Los Angeles Southwest College.

Looking to 2020, Kamala Harris comes to Los Angeles

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was in South Los Angeles on Sunday, speaking to a crowd at Los Angeles Southwest College.

from Greater LA

All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

The climate change candidate: Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

from To the Point

This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.

Roe, Casey – what’s next?

This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.

from Left, Right & Center

In a bold statement, a leading dean of journalism argues that in abandoning Julian Assange, the mainstream media have abandoned the First Amendment.

Has Freedom of the Press Become a Convenient Illusion?

In a bold statement, a leading dean of journalism argues that in abandoning Julian Assange, the mainstream media have abandoned the First Amendment.

from Scheer Intelligence

President Trump has pardoned two more prominent conservatives who have personal ties to him. Conrad Black is a billionaire former media mogul and one of Trump’s old business partners.

Trump pardons a former California lawmaker and a billionaire publisher

President Trump has pardoned two more prominent conservatives who have personal ties to him. Conrad Black is a billionaire former media mogul and one of Trump’s old business partners.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump's proposal would keep legal immigration levels the same but dramatically change who would be let in. It does not address the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.

Trump outlines 'merit-based' immigration plan, still far from becoming law

President Trump's proposal would keep legal immigration levels the same but dramatically change who would be let in. It does not address the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.

from NPR

President Trump will announce the new immigration proposal on Thursday. It would keep legal immigration levels the same but dramatically change who would be let in.

Trump's new immigration plan doesn't address undocumented immigrants

President Trump will announce the new immigration proposal on Thursday. It would keep legal immigration levels the same but dramatically change who would be let in.

from NPR

Congress is investigating misconduct alleged by the Mueller report. White House lawyers are rejecting every subpoena.

The powers of Congress vs Trump’s executive privilege

Congress is investigating misconduct alleged by the Mueller report. White House lawyers are rejecting every subpoena.

from To the Point

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, aka “Javanka,” are about as close as America gets to having a prince and princess. At least that’s how they like to see themselves.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump blur the lines between government service and private business

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, aka “Javanka,” are about as close as America gets to having a prince and princess. At least that’s how they like to see themselves.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Everyone’s lawyering up.

All the president’s lawyers’ lawyers

Everyone’s lawyering up.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Sixteen states have proposed new laws to restrict abortion access. Georgia bans abortions after about six weeks. Alabama has a bill that would ban nearly all abortions.

Lawmakers in the south and midwest push for restricting abortion

Sixteen states have proposed new laws to restrict abortion access. Georgia bans abortions after about six weeks. Alabama has a bill that would ban nearly all abortions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan released an updated military plan for Iran. It envisions sending 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East if Iran attacks U.S.

Trump administration hardliners push for sending 120,000 U.S. troops to Iran if necessary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan released an updated military plan for Iran. It envisions sending 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East if Iran attacks U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The filmmakers who made the new Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” began shooting four first-time female Congressional candidates a year ago.

Running for office for the first time and having it documented on camera

The filmmakers who made the new Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” began shooting four first-time female Congressional candidates a year ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump on Friday falsely asserted that China will pay the tariffs he slapped on Chinese goods coming into the United States.

How a bike importer and a soybean farmer in the U.S. are hurt by the US-China trade dispute

President Trump on Friday falsely asserted that China will pay the tariffs he slapped on Chinese goods coming into the United States.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court said today that an antitrust suit over how Apple runs its app store can move forward. The Trump administration opposed this decision.

Why the Supreme Court let an antitrust case against Apple go forward

The Supreme Court said today that an antitrust suit over how Apple runs its app store can move forward. The Trump administration opposed this decision.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s a special live Left, Right & Center recorded at UC Santa Barbara.

Biden’s big lead: will it last?

It’s a special live Left, Right & Center recorded at UC Santa Barbara.

from Left, Right & Center