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Congressman Darrell Issa held two town hall meetings on Saturday in Oceanside, where there were 1000 attendees and more than 100 protesters. Issa faced a lot of questions about replacing Obamacare, the administration’s ties to Russia, and the future of climate policies and immigration.
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Indivisible is a startup political group that has been driving attendance at town halls across the nation. We learn more about the group.
The DSA has tripled its membership over the last year. Members rallied during last week’s women’s strike. They protested Eric Garcetti’s mayoral victory, demanding the mayor take a stronger stance against deportation.
“The Camp of the Saints” was first published in 1973, and it predicts the end of Western civilization when hordes of Indians and other dark-skinned people invade. Breitbart and President Trump’s advisor Steve Bannon cite it.
While Highway 1 is expected to reopen later this week, a bridge connecting the northern and southern parts of Big Sur could be out for the rest of the year. What will this mean for the upcoming tourist season and for the people who survive on that money?
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The decline of American manufacturing During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump called out a steel manufacturer for closing a plant in Indiana and moving it to Mexico. The plant still closed and jobs were lost. We speak with a reporter who spent a year documenting the closing of the plant, and tells the story of one woman who worked her way up to supervisor and then had to train her Mexican replacement.
Why is it so hard to publish stories critical of powerful men? One of the main reasons the Harvey Weinstein stories didn’t get out sooner was that the Hollywood press couldn’t -- or wouldn’t -- publish them. KCRW’s Kim Masters has a story about another big executive: Amazon’s Roy Price.
Can Kevin de Leon unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein? California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced his challenge to Senator Dianne Feinstein. He is capitalizing on a fury in the state against the president, and painting Feinstein as too accommodating of Trump.
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