Brad Sherman

US House of Representatives (D-CA)

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Democratic Congressman representing the Southern California's 27th District in the San Fernando Valley, first elected in 1997; member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Judiciary Committee and House Financial Services Committee; one of the six original co-sponsors of the Armenian Genocide resolution; tax lawyer and accountant

Brad Sherman on KCRW

Democrats are divided: impeachment now or further investigations? Top aides don’t do what the president tells them.

After Mueller: a dysfunctional White House and impeachment prospects

Democrats are divided: impeachment now or further investigations? Top aides don’t do what the president tells them.

from To the Point

Rep. Brad Sherman, who represents the San Fernando Valley, sent his colleagues a draft article of impeachment, along with a letter asking for their support.

Can Rep. Brad Sherman get Trump impeached?

Rep. Brad Sherman, who represents the San Fernando Valley, sent his colleagues a draft article of impeachment, along with a letter asking for their support.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fifteen years after the attacks of September 11, the families of victims still want authorization to sue Saudi Arabia -- even though there's no "smoking gun."

Suing Saudi Arabia: What could go wrong?

Fifteen years after the attacks of September 11, the families of victims still want authorization to sue Saudi Arabia -- even though there's no "smoking gun."

from To the Point

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

from To the Point

Election officials in LA County want to make voting easier, more accessible, and more secure.

from KCRW Features

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

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A bone-chilling documentary about Roy Cohn, Donald Trump’s mentor, reveals the all-American evil that brought us modern-day politics.

from Scheer Intelligence

President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

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A last minute cease-fire in Syria; Mick Mulvaney confirms, then quickly denies a quid pro quo; and no one likes billionaires at the Democratic debate, not even the billionaire.

from Left, Right & Center

These are some interesting texts.

from Left, Right & Center

Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers