Photo: Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) points to a sign after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
We look at the politics around the Senate GOP health care bill. Four conservative senators say they can’t support it? Do they really mean that? What will the moderates do? We also talk about President Trump admitting that he had no tapes of his conversations with Comey and that he hinted at them to influence Comey’s testimony.
If Obamacare is repealed, what will it mean for California? We find out what will happen to poor people and people who currently have insurance through the exchange or from their workplace.
President Obama was briefed last summer that Russia hacked the election, and that it was directly ordered by Vladimir Putin. The Washington Post reports on what happened next inside the administration as the president agonized over what to do.
The alt-right, anti-immigration group American Children First is trolling the mostly Latino city of Cudahy. The group’s founder Joseph Turner is giving an ultimatum: Get rid of your sanctuary status or we’ll harass you and cut off your funding. Outside city council meetings, Turner and his allies are holding up signs that say “call ICE,” and they’re provoking residents who are fighting back.
Jonathan Zasloff, UCLA
Our critics review the latest installment in the “Transformers” franchise, where Optimus Prime is gone and a war is on between humans and transformers; “The Bad Batch,” in which the world’s undesirables are cast off into the desert to be chased by cannibals; and the romantic comedy “The Big Sick.”
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President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
The challenges of being Native American in Oakland Tommy Orange is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma, but he grew up in Oakland. His new novel, “There There,” is set in Oakland. His many disparate characters -- all urban Indians -- struggle with what it means to be Native and struggle to connect with disappearing traditions.
Justice Department indicts 12 Russians for election hacking The Department of Justice says it has enough evidence to charge 12 members of the Russian military with hacking the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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