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What if Trump refuses to answer questions in the Mueller investigation? Donald Trump faces increasing pressure to sit down with Robert Mueller. Whether he does that voluntarily is an open question. So what if he refuses? Can he be forced to talk, and can a sitting president be indicted?
Who is Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Merrick Garland? Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant after the death of Antonin Scalia, gave an emotional introduction to the American public. But Garland is anything but an emotional pick. He’s a moderate judge from the D.C. Circuit Court who’s been on Obama’s short list for years. At 63, he’d also be the oldest nominee in decades. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said he will not bring the nomination up for a vote. What’s likely to happen?
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.