Politics

A Ninth Circuit case has limited how LA responds to homelessness. If the Supreme Court tosses out that decision, the city could ban camping in more places.

from KCRW Features

The Supreme Court appeared divided after oral arguments over a Grants Pass, an Oregon law that bans camping in public areas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California has filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach over its recently passed voter ID law.

Voter ID law sparks legal battle in OC

California has filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach over its recently passed voter ID law.

from KCRW Features

Ray McGovern, the 27-year CIA veteran who counseled seven presidents, joins host Robert Scheer in a Theatre of the Absurd reenactment of McGovern's historic role.

Ray McGovern: One more presidential briefing with “President Scheer”

Ray McGovern, the 27-year CIA veteran who counseled seven presidents, joins host Robert Scheer in a Theatre of the Absurd reenactment of McGovern's historic role.

from Scheer Intelligence

Is the media’s coverage adding to the difficulties of Donald Trump’s criminal case? Where does protest cross the line into hate speech?

Trump tries to maintain party peace as trial begins

Is the media’s coverage adding to the difficulties of Donald Trump’s criminal case? Where does protest cross the line into hate speech?

from Left, Right & Center

After an unsuccessful attack on Israel, Iran faces more sanctions from the West and possible retaliation. But many ordinary Iranians don’t approve of their government’s actions.

How the people of Iran quietly dissent against their government

After an unsuccessful attack on Israel, Iran faces more sanctions from the West and possible retaliation. But many ordinary Iranians don’t approve of their government’s actions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After months of pressure, Speaker Mike Johnson has called a series of votes on foreign aid packages. Hard-right Republicans threaten to oust him if he follows through.

House Speaker Johnson’s Ukraine vote may cost him his job

After months of pressure, Speaker Mike Johnson has called a series of votes on foreign aid packages. Hard-right Republicans threaten to oust him if he follows through.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Leading the GOP coup against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a sex scandal have defined Matt Gaetz’s tenure in Congress .

Scandal-plagued, self-described ‘Firebrand’ Matt Gaetz keeps winning

Leading the GOP coup against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a sex scandal have defined Matt Gaetz’s tenure in Congress .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After Iran’s unsuccessful missile attack, how will Israel retaliate? Plus, how long can Ukraine stave off Russian attacks? The Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov weighs in.

What to expect after Iran’s ‘dud’ attack on Israel?

After Iran’s unsuccessful missile attack, how will Israel retaliate? Plus, how long can Ukraine stave off Russian attacks? The Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov weighs in.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Donald Trump is now the first U.S.

Trump’s hush trial begins in a Manhattan courtroom

Donald Trump is now the first U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On this episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, host Robert Scheer welcomes Maxwell L.

Is an American parliament the answer to our rotting democracy?

On this episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, host Robert Scheer welcomes Maxwell L.

from Scheer Intelligence

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

Trump takes no stakes-stance on abortion

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

from Left, Right & Center

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

Abortion’s legal and political future after Arizona Supreme Court upholds 1864 ban

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

RFK Jr. is running an uphill campaign trying to pull from anti-establishment Democrats and Republicans, but liberals are worried that his campaign is a Biden spoiler.

RFK Jr. campaign staffer says defeating Biden is ‘No. 1 priority’

RFK Jr. is running an uphill campaign trying to pull from anti-establishment Democrats and Republicans, but liberals are worried that his campaign is a Biden spoiler.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California lawmakers revealed a slate of bills aimed at reducing retail theft. It’s an attempt to fight crime without violating Prop 47, the criminal justice reform passed in 2014.

Fight organized retail crime: CA Assembly lawmakers unveil plans

California lawmakers revealed a slate of bills aimed at reducing retail theft. It’s an attempt to fight crime without violating Prop 47, the criminal justice reform passed in 2014.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

House Speaker Mike Johnson is facing pressure from Democrats and foreign leaders to pass more aid, while hard-right members of his own party threaten his speakership.

Ukraine aid hangs in the balance amid congressional infighting

House Speaker Mike Johnson is facing pressure from Democrats and foreign leaders to pass more aid, while hard-right members of his own party threaten his speakership.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark faces disbarment after his schemes to overturn the 2020 election.

Another Trump lawyer faces disbarment after 2020 election schemes

Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark faces disbarment after his schemes to overturn the 2020 election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Could the presidential nominees hurt their congressional colleagues down the ballot? Plus, we examine the president’s response to an Easter controversy.

How Trump and Biden’s unpopularity could affect congressional races

Could the presidential nominees hurt their congressional colleagues down the ballot? Plus, we examine the president’s response to an Easter controversy.

from Left, Right & Center

The proposed Right to Disconnect bill allows CA employees to ignore after-hours texts from bosses. It defines nonworking hours and imposes fines on violators.

Right to Disconnect: CA bill empowers workers to reclaim personal time

The proposed Right to Disconnect bill allows CA employees to ignore after-hours texts from bosses. It defines nonworking hours and imposes fines on violators.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If re-elected, Trump has vowed not to defend NATO countries that haven’t paid their full share should Russia attack. NATO leaders are scrambling to “Trump-proof” the organization.

NATO turns 75, but Trump threatens its existence

If re-elected, Trump has vowed not to defend NATO countries that haven’t paid their full share should Russia attack. NATO leaders are scrambling to “Trump-proof” the organization.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand