Clea Benson

Bloomberg News

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Reporter for Bloomberg News; former Capitol reporter for the Sacramento Bee

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Countrywide Financial, which helped create the sub-prime mortgage crisis, discounted hundreds of loans to members of Congress and officials of Fannie Mae, protecting its business and…

Report Says Countrywide Loans Used to Win Favor

Countrywide Financial, which helped create the sub-prime mortgage crisis, discounted hundreds of loans to members of Congress and officials of Fannie Mae, protecting its business and…

from To the Point

Two years of tax returns show that  Mitt Romney  paid about 14 percent last year on $21 million in income.

Update on the GOP Presidential Race: Politics Never Stops

Two years of tax returns show that Mitt Romney paid about 14 percent last year on $21 million in income.

from To the Point

The Bush Administration wants California to make sure that poor women are legal residents or citizens before they get free help with birth control.

Feds Bar Free Contraception for Undocumented Immigrants

The Bush Administration wants California to make sure that poor women are legal residents or citizens before they get free help with birth control.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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The original purpose of cities was to bring people together. That was their function for thousands of years. Then came the 20th Century and the automobile, which, “blew cities apart.”

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Three shootings in the span of one week in California, Texas, and Ohio have community members and political leaders speaking out against gun violence and hateful rhetoric toward the…

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally testifies before congress but did anything new come to light?

from Left, Right & Center

Filmmakers Abby Martin and Mike Prysner discuss the war crimes being committed in Gaza and how a resolution could be reached in the Middle East.

from Scheer Intelligence

Once again it’s the race for the White House as Reality TV, with  20 performers focused on making the next audition. Are “bold proposals” politically risky?

from To the Point

Orange County Democrats are celebrating a victory that seemed almost impossible 10 years ago.

from KCRW Features

Teddy Roosevelt coined the term “Bully Pulpit.” Other presidents have used it to get the nation behind them. For President Trump, it’s an instrument of division.

from To the Point

The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand