Thousands rally at LAX to protest Trump's travel ban, January 29, 2017 (Picture courtesy of Evan George)
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Protests erupted nationwide over President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. California Senator Kamala Harris was at a protest in Washington DC. We talk to her about what she plans to do next, and how this is affecting her upcoming votes on the president’s cabinet picks.
Stephen Miller, one of the architects of the refugee travel ban, is a Santa Monica High School graduate and a protege of Stephen Bannon. We find out how Miller became part of Trump’s inner circle.
Iran is one of the countries affected by President Trump’s travel ban. We get reaction from the local Iranian-American community, including a travel agent whose customers are stranded in iran.
John Early talks about playing a southern mom on a mad hunt for her denim in Netflix’s “The Characters,” and the narcissist Elliott on TBS’ “Search Party.” He also gives a peek into his upcoming Vimeo series with Kate Berlant, and sings Britney Spears’ “Toxic.”
Photo courtesy of Amy Ta
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