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Monday politics: Battle over immigration EO continues

Monday politics: Battle over immigration EO continues

Trump supporters lead a counter-protest of the executive order by US President Donald Trump, banning immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries at Los Angeles International Airport.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump’s moratorium on travel from seven Muslim-dominant countries is on hold. Late Friday, a Seattle federal judge issued a sweeping restraining order against it. The […]

First fortnight flashback: reviewing Trump’s last week in office

First fortnight flashback: reviewing Trump’s last week in office

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers opening remarks at the beginning of a policy forum.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Lots has happened under the new Trump administration. President Trump’s executive order on a travel ban for people from seven Muslim-majority countries dominated the week in news. But that’s not only action coming from Congress and […]

Trump says he wants to expand political activity of tax-exempt religious organizations

Trump says he wants to expand political activity of tax-exempt religious organizations

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Bethel United Methedoist Church on September 14, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images); Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® As reported by the New York Times, at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, President Trump said he would take […]

In wake of Quebec City shooting, Muslim leaders in Southern California come together

In wake of Quebec City shooting, Muslim leaders in Southern California come together

People place candles near a mosque that was the location of a shooting spree in Quebec City, Quebec on January 31, 2017.; Credit: ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A gunman on Sunday night opened fire in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, killing six people and critically wounded many more. The suspect was later identified as […]

What to expect with Steve Bannon in high-ranking position on National Security Council

What to expect with Steve Bannon in high-ranking position on National Security Council

Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to U.S. President Donald Trump attends the swearing in ceremony for Nikki Haley as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump has signed an executive order putting his chief strategist, former Breitbart News Network […]

Debating constitutionality, intent and efficacy of Trump Executive Order on immigration

Debating constitutionality, intent and efficacy of Trump Executive Order on immigration

Fuad Sharef Suleman holds the passport of his family members in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on January 30, 2017 after returning to Iraq from Egypt, where him and his family were prevented from boarding a plane to the US following US President Donald Trump’s decision to temporarily bar […]

What to know about President Trump’s meeting with Theresa May, phone call with Enrique Peña Nieto

What to know about President Trump’s meeting with Theresa May, phone call with Enrique Peña Nieto

British Prime Minister Theresa May shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump in The Oval Office at The White House on January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump rounded out his first full week as President of the United States with his first meeting with a foreign head […]

Terry Gross joins Larry to talk about KPCC’s new schedule

Terry Gross joins Larry to talk about KPCC’s new schedule

Terry Gross, host of WHYY’s Fresh Air; Credit: Will Ryan via NPR AirTalk® Hey AirTalk listeners! In case you haven’t heard, on Monday, Jan. 30th, AirTalk is moving up to an earlier time slot – 10am to noon. We’ll still be bringing Southern Californians together every weekday for two hours of the largest and most interesting […]

Examining Trump’s executive actions on border wall and immigration

Examining Trump’s executive actions on border wall and immigration

A U.S. flag put up by activists who oppose illegal immigration flies near the US-Mexico border fence in an area where they search for border crossers October 8, 2006 near Campo, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump signed two executive orders in keeping with campaign promises to boost border security and crack […]

What the new FCC Chief Ajit Pai means for the future of internet, net neutrality and Netflix

What the new FCC Chief Ajit Pai means for the future of internet, net neutrality and Netflix

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Privacy, ; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, President Donald Trump tapped Ajit Pai to head the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The appointment does not require congressional approval, since Pai was already a senior member of the regulatory agency. A long […]