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As tax reform bill heads for Trump’s desk, the political implications of its passage for both parties

As tax reform bill heads for Trump’s desk, the political implications of its passage for both parties

US President Donald Trump holds a Cabinet Meeting alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (R) in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December 20, 2017.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After nearly a year without a major legislative victory, despite controlling the White House […]

Lawsuit against a CA school district raises questions over a school’s responsibility in protecting students from bullying

Lawsuit against a CA school district raises questions over a school’s responsibility in protecting students from bullying

Students from the Yves Klein high school attend an anti-bullying meeting with headmaster Florence Gauthier and gendarmerie officer Christophe Olivier on March 6, 2017 in La Colle-sur-Loup, southern France. ; Credit: YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A 13-year-old girl who her family said was a victim of school bullying recently took her own life. Now, the […]

CA ‘Pot Czar’ Lori Ajax takes your questions ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana

CA ‘Pot Czar’ Lori Ajax takes your questions ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana

Lori Ajax, chief of California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control.; Credit: Courtesy of California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control AirTalk® On Jan. 1, 2018, California will ring in the new year with its first sales of legal recreational marijuana. Major cities welcoming the wave of commercial pot retailers include Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland and […]

After New York subway bombing, Trump admin re-ups push toward merit-based immigration

After New York subway bombing, Trump admin re-ups push toward merit-based immigration

U.S. President Donald Trump waves after he spoke to members of the White House Press Corps prior to his Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House December 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® In light of the New York subway bomber, the White House has renewed its […]

After New York subway bombing, Trump admin re-ups push toward merit-based immigration

After New York subway bombing, Trump admin re-ups push toward merit-based immigration

U.S. President Donald Trump waves after he spoke to members of the White House Press Corps prior to his Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House December 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® In light of the New York subway bomber, the White House has renewed its […]

As Du-par’s diner closes, what’s your favorite restaurant hang out?

As Du-par’s diner closes, what’s your favorite restaurant hang out?

A server delivers food to customers at a Corner Bakery Cafe October 4, 2005 in Glenview, Illinois.; Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s final, Du-par’s restaurant in Studio City will close on Jan. 1. The diner has been open for the past 70 years. There’s another location in Pasadena, but as Los Angeles Daily News […]

You’ve seen the ‘impeach’ ads. What is Tom Steyer up to?

You’ve seen the ‘impeach’ ads. What is Tom Steyer up to?

Billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist Tom Steyer speaks during a press conference at the National Press Club December 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Steyer, founder of the “Need To Impeach” initiative, presented legal grounds calling for the impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump during the press conference.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® You’ve […]

Lee’s Legacy: Remembering the late San Francisco mayor

Lee’s Legacy: Remembering the late San Francisco mayor

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee waves to a cheering crowd along the San Francisco Pride parade route in San Francisco, California on June 25, 2017. ; Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® San Franciscans are in mourning today as they remember Mayor Ed Lee, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning at the age of 65. The […]

The LA Times on the 2014 secret Sheriff’s Dept. list of deputies with histories of misconduct

The LA Times on the 2014 secret Sheriff’s Dept. list of deputies with histories of misconduct

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell addresses a news conference at the Los Angeles County Sheriffs’ 22nd annual gun melt at Gerdau Steel Mill on July 6, 2015 in Rancho Cucamonga, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department keeps a secret list of deputies with a history of misconduct. Sheriff Jim […]

Bitcoin value has gone through the roof. Is it a good investment or a bubble waiting to burst?

Bitcoin value has gone through  the roof. Is it a good investment or a bubble waiting to burst?

A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside a selection of fiat currencies on December 07, 2017 in London, England.; Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images AirTalk® The infamous cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has exploded into mainstream. Recent market estimates value the digital currency at $16,000 – which is about $1,000 higher than it was last year. Additionally, […]