Liz Mair

Mair Strategies LLC

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Liz Mair is a GOP political consultant and the president of Mair Strategies LLC. She is a former Online Communications Director for the Republican National Committee.

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The Senate Judiciary committee voted to move Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to a full Senate vote.

What’s next for Brett Kavanaugh and the Senate?

The Senate Judiciary committee voted to move Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to a full Senate vote.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After being  ousted as presidential adviser , Steve Bannon is  back in charge at Breitbart News  and in no mood to lay down what he calls his weapons.

Steve Bannon may be out, but 'Bannon-ism' lives on

After being ousted as presidential adviser , Steve Bannon is back in charge at Breitbart News and in no mood to lay down what he calls his weapons.

from To the Point

As he takes the most powerful job in the world, it's no secret that Donald Trump has no experience of his own in public office.

People of America: Get ready for change

As he takes the most powerful job in the world, it's no secret that Donald Trump has no experience of his own in public office.

from To the Point

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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.

from To the Point

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

Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

from KCRW Features

Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

from Greater LA

President Donald Trump holds a press conference.

Buckle up.

from Left, Right & Center

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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

from News Stories

When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

from KCRW Features