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What if the Mexican border wall was made of tech, plus checking in on the prototypes and legal pushback

What if the Mexican border wall was made of tech, plus checking in on the prototypes and legal pushback

A Mexican family stands next to the border wall between Mexico and the United States, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on May 23, 2017. ; Credit: HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Department of Homeland Security schedule calls for the construction of border wall prototypes to be completed by July 22, and Congress has already allocated $20 […]

As the Russia investigation continues, a look at the House Intelligence Committee hearings

As the Russia investigation continues, a look at the House Intelligence Committee hearings

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was on-deck at Wednesday’s House Intelligence Committee hearings, part of the ongoing investigation into Russian […]

As the Russia investigation continues, a look at the House Intelligence Committee hearings

As the Russia investigation continues, a look at the House Intelligence Committee hearings

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was on-deck at Wednesday’s House Intelligence Committee hearings, part of the ongoing investigation into Russian […]

Middle East watchers round up latest from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar

Middle East watchers round up latest from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar

US Marines and Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel hold flags during a handover ceremony at Leatherneck Camp in Lashkar Gah in the Afghan province of Helmand on April 29, 2017.; Credit: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® We’re hearing some good news out of Iraq this morning as the Iraqi military is reporting it has surrounded the […]

Middle East watchers round up latest from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar

Middle East watchers round up latest from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar

US Marines and Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel hold flags during a handover ceremony at Leatherneck Camp in Lashkar Gah in the Afghan province of Helmand on April 29, 2017.; Credit: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® We’re hearing some good news out of Iraq this morning as the Iraqi military is reporting it has surrounded the […]

Week in politics: Watching for Senate GOP to unveil healthcare bill, plus: is the president under investigation or not?

Week in politics: Watching for Senate GOP to unveil healthcare bill, plus: is the president under investigation or not?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks the media after attending the Senate Republican policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill on June 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images AirTalk® Senators from both parties are growing frustrated as a handful of their colleagues work largely behind closed doors on legislation to repeal […]

What will and won’t change following Trump’s Cuba policy announcement

What will and won’t change following Trump’s Cuba policy announcement

Picture of an old car with a the US flag and a graffiti of revolutionary leader Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara taken in Havana, on June 16, 2017.; Credit: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images AP and KPCC Staff | AirTalk® President Donald Trump declared Friday he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as […]

Trump fires back on Mueller’s Russia investigation

Trump fires back on Mueller’s Russia investigation

As the nation’s capital is still dealing with yesterday’s shootings at a GOP baseball practice in suburban D.C., President Trump is lashing out at the investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® As the nation’s capital is still dealing with yesterday’s shootings at a GOP baseball practice in suburban D.C., […]

Sports round-up: A new stadium for the Clippers, UFC fighter steps into boxing ring

Sports round-up: A new stadium for the Clippers, UFC fighter steps into boxing ring

DeAndre Jordan #6, Chris Paul #3 and Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers gather during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on December 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Harry How/Getty Images AirTalk® Looks like the Clippers are trying to step out from the Laker’s shadow. The L.A. […]

Next steps for Senate Intel Committee following AG Sessions’ testimony

Next steps for Senate Intel Committee following AG Sessions’ testimony

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® During his nearly three hour hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was indignant and even defiant at times as members of the Senate Intelligence Committee grilled him with […]