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The state of the Republican Party (meltdown) and its impact on down ballot races

The state of the Republican Party (meltdown) and its impact on down ballot races
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news briefing following the weekly Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol November 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk Despite the RNC’s commitment to stay loyal to Donald Trump — even after his most recent scandal involving recordings of him discussing groping […]

The state of the Republican Party (meltdown) and its impact on down ballot races

The state of the Republican Party (meltdown) and its impact on down ballot races

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news briefing following the weekly Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol November 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk Despite the RNC’s commitment to stay loyal to Donald Trump — even after his most recent scandal involving recordings of him discussing groping […]

Clinton’s campaign emails: Sorting out the implications of the latest Wikileaks release

Clinton’s campaign emails: Sorting out the implications of the latest Wikileaks release

Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech at Temple University on September 19, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk On the heels of Trump’s 2005 “hot mic” video, Wikileaks released Friday a slew of reportedly hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. The emails had […]

Legal analysis: Charges against ‘Backpage’ CEO

Legal analysis: Charges against ‘Backpage’ CEO

Grace Marie, a sex worker and dominatrix, poses for photo in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She has posted advertisements on the classified ad website Backpage.com.; Credit: Jae C. Hong/AP AirTalk The former owners of the LA Weekly have been charged with conspiracy to commit pimping. Michael Lacey and James Larkin sold off […]

What we learned from California’s one and only US Senate debate

What we learned from California’s one and only US Senate debate

California U.S. Senate Democratic candidate California Attorney General Kamala Harris, left, speaks as Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, center, listens during a debate.; Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP AirTalk At the one and only debate between the two candidates vying for Barbara Boxer’s US Senate seat took place last night at Cal State LA, Loretta Sanchez and Kamala […]

100 greatest TV shows of all time?

100 greatest TV shows of all time?

From left to right: Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante, James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts star in HBO’s hit television series, “The Sopranos” (Year 3).; Credit: HBO AirTalk Rolling Stone splashed its latest cover with a list of “The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” but of course […]

Supreme Court 2016 term: Criminal appeals, racial questions, one empty chair

Supreme Court 2016 term: Criminal appeals, racial questions, one empty chair

The courtroom of he U.S. Supreme Court is seen September 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk In a rare departure from recent years, the Supreme Court will hear several appeals focused on criminal  prosecutions within the first weeks of its new term. Among the high profile criminal cases is Buck […]

AirTalk election 2016 : How both campaigns should spin Trump’s tax returns

AirTalk election 2016 : How both campaigns should spin Trump’s tax returns

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on October 1, 2016 at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images AirTalk 1995 was apparently a terrible year for Donald Trump’s businesses. According to pages of Trump’s state tax returns for that year, he lost over $900 million. Over […]

Geologist explains how Salton Sea quake swarm could have triggered ‘the big one’

Geologist explains how Salton Sea quake swarm could have triggered ‘the big one’

Mullet Island, one of the four small volcanoes on the southern San Andreas Fault. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk A quake swarm in the Salton Sea that lasted over 24 hours from Monday into Tuesday has created a short-term increase in the risk of waking up the San Andreas fault. “A swarm is when […]

A geologist explains how the Salton Sea quake swarm could trigger ‘the big one’

A geologist explains how the Salton Sea quake swarm could trigger ‘the big one’

Mullet Island, one of the four small volcanoes on the southern San Andreas Fault. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk A quake swarm in the Salton Sea that lasted over 24 hours from Monday into Tuesday has created a short-term increase in the risk of waking up the San Andreas fault. “A swarm is when […]