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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, […]

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, […]

After 2 additional sexual harassment allegations, Sen. Al Franken steps down

After 2 additional sexual harassment allegations, Sen. Al Franken steps down

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) (C) and his wife Franni Bryson (L) arrive at the U.S. Capitol Building December 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he’ll resign in the coming weeks. He’s repeatedly apologized as several women accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior, and as his […]

AirTalk debates: Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

AirTalk debates: Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

A picture shows the exterior of the US embassy in Tel Aviv on December 6, 2017.; Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump also directed that the State Department begin the process of […]

What came out of oral arguments in the highly-anticipated ‘gay wedding cake’ Supreme Court case

What came out of oral arguments in the highly-anticipated ‘gay wedding cake’ Supreme Court case

Charlie Craig (L) and his spouse, Dave Mullins (C), talk to the media outside the US Supreme Court as Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is heard on December 5, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In one of the most watched Supreme Court cases of the year, the nine justices […]

Week in politics: Tax reform, Flynn and the Russian probe, can a president obstruct justice, and more

Week in politics: Tax reform, Flynn and the Russian probe, can a president obstruct justice, and more

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then-national security adviser, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 22.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® After a marathon session on Friday night that bled into Saturday morning, Senate Republicans passed their version of tax reform in […]

Week in politics: Tax reform, Flynn and the Russian probe, can a president obstruct justice, and more

Week in politics: Tax reform, Flynn and the Russian probe, can a president obstruct justice, and more

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then-national security adviser, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 22.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® After a marathon session on Friday night that bled into Saturday morning, Senate Republicans passed their version of tax reform in […]

Ahead of Senate tax bill vote, we look at the proposal’s impact on CA

Ahead of Senate tax bill vote, we look at the proposal’s impact on CA

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks with reporters after leaving a tax reform news conference in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill November 30, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® There’s been a lot of criticism in California over the GOP tax bill. Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin […]

How a new bill could affect whether people carry concealed weapons across state lines

How a new bill could affect whether people carry concealed weapons across state lines

A model walks the runway during the NRA Concealed Carry Fashion Show on Friday, August 25, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.; Credit: AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In light of recent shootings in Las Vegas and Texas, a House committee approved a bill Wednesday to allow people with a permit to carry concealed weapons across state lines. […]