New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed suit today against President Trump and three of his kids for illegal conduct at the Trump Foundation. The suit alleges that Trump used his personal charity to illegally pay off creditors, decorate one of his golf clubs, and stage a multimillion dollar giveaway at campaign events. Underwood is asking the judge to dissolve the Trump Foundation, and she wants Trump banned from leading any other New York nonprofit for 10 years.
FROM THIS EPISODE
President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy has led to more than 1300 kids being separated from their families at the border. Many of those kids end up in government shelters. A Walmart in Brownsville, Texas has been converted into a shelter. It’s called Casa Padre. We learn what life is like inside. We also speak with one former worker at a shelter in Arizona.
Occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, in
Brownsville, Texas, U.S., are seen in this photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, June 14, 2018. ACF/HHS/Handout via REUTERS
Antar Davidson is a former worker at Estrella del Norte shelter in Arizona.
Photo courtesy of Davidson.
'Prison-like' migrant youth shelter is understaffed, unequipped for Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy, insider says
Tour gives a glimpse inside Texas migrant youth shelter — cots, soccer and a Trump mural
The new Showtime documentary series “The Fourth Estate” is a fly-on-the-wall account of how the New York Times covers the president. The film follows White House reporter Maggie Haberman working her sources; editors and reporters scrambling to get their stories confirmed and online before they’re scooped by the competition; and the daily frenetic pace of trying write the first draft of history at a time when one Trump tweet can change everything.
The New York Times headquarters. Credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/SHOWTIME.
The New York Times NY office. Credit: Aletheia Film/SHOWTIME.
Political reporter Jeremy Peters talks with Breitbart News' Steve Bannon
at a Roy Moore campaign rally. Credit: Aletheia Film/SHOWTIME.
Director Liz Garbus. Credit: Rommel Demano.
Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” is one of America’s classic plays. It takes place on one long day in 1912, in the summer home of a family falling apart. O’Neill based the characters on his own family. His mother was addicted to painkillers, and his father and older brother suffered from alcoholism. O’Neill didn’t want the play produced when he was alive and it debuted on Broadway in 1956, three years after he died. Since then, “Long Day’s Journey” has been produced countless times. Now it’s on stage in L.A.
Jeremy Irons as James Tyrone and Lesley Manville as Mary Tyrone.
Credit: Lawrence K. Ho.
Left to right: Matthew Beard (Edmund Tyrone), Lesley Manville (Mary Tyrone),
Jeremy Irons (James Tyrone), and Rory Keenan (James Tyrone Jr). Credit: Lawrence K. Ho.
Leslie Manville and Jeremy Irons at KCRW. Photo by Amy Ta.
The first game of the World Cup has been played. The home team, Russia, trounced Saudi Arabia 5-0. The game followed a huge opening ceremony at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. One team that isn’t there is the US. For the first time since 1986, America failed to qualify for the final tournament.
Image of occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., are seen in this photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, June 14, 2018. Courtesy of ACF/HHS/Handout via REUTERS.
More From Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Are short-term rentals taking over LA? When you think of short-term rentals like Airbnb, you might picture someone renting out a back house or a spare room. However, some LA property owners are turning entire apartment buildings into de facto hotels. That’s an issue for a city struggling with a housing shortage.
The fracturing of the far-right, one year after Charlottesville On Sunday, white nationalists plan to march on Washington -- one year after the rally in Charlottesville. We talk with a reporter who’s been tracking neo-Nazi groups behind that action, and investigating why law enforcement failed to intervene in the violence.
Crazy Rich Asians director: Win or lose, I'm supposed to do this movie Director Jon M. Chu talks about why “Crazy Rich Asians” is so personal for him and the actors. And why he wants people to look back 10 years from now and not even remember that Crazy Rich Asians was a thing. It’s the first major Hollywood studio film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years -- based on Kevin Kwan’s international best-selling novel.
What's next for USC as Nikias resigns C. L. Max Nikias is out as USC’s president. The university has been embroiled in scandal after scandal, the latest over gynecologist George Tyndall, who was accused of sexually abusing students for decades. In May, hundreds of USC staffers called for Nikias to step down. When there was no follow-up, they sent out another petition last week. Now USC trustee Wanda Austin is stepping in as interim president.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Healing sexual assault through cabaret On a recent Saturday night in Hollywood, a bar was packed with 20 and 30-somethings drinking, talking have having a good time. They were here to see a variety show,… Read More
Without China, who will take our recycling? China’s new recycling policies have upended recycling programs all around the country and here in LA. During the first quarter of 2017, California exported 54,000 tons of mixed plastics. In… Read More