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Should the Lakers deliberately lose games to retain draft position?

Should the Lakers deliberately lose games to retain draft position?

DALLAS, TX – MARCH 07: D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Center on March 7, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. ; Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images AirTalk® The LA Lakers have been in rebuild mode for the last few seasons, and those efforts have stepped up since Kobe Bryant retired in 2016. […]

In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria: Analysis, updates

In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria: Analysis, updates

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. ; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In what is seen as a foreign policy aboutface, President Donald Trump last night ordered a missile strike on an airfield in Syria, after the use of […]

In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria: Analysis, updates

In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria: Analysis, updates

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. ; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In what is seen as a foreign policy aboutface, President Donald Trump last night ordered a missile strike on an airfield in Syria, after the use of […]

Senate GOP goes for nuclear option on Gorsuch vote, plus the latest on Nunes, Bannon moves

Senate GOP goes for nuclear option on Gorsuch vote, plus the latest on Nunes, Bannon moves

Judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, March 22, 2017.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Another big 24 hours of news out of D.C. Senate Democrats have successfully filibustered the nomination of Neil Gorsuch […]

With the advent of YouTube TV, looking at the changing landscape of television streaming

With the advent of YouTube TV, looking at the changing landscape of television streaming

A web page of the www.youtube.com is displayed on a computer screen, 02 August 2006. ; Credit: SAMANTHA SIN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® YouTube TV went live on Wednesday. And the Google endeavor is making headlines as a possible way to entice younger generations to pay for television. As reported by Wired, the new service may have […]

Tax policy experts weigh in on nixing federal deduction for state and local taxes and potential effect on CA

Tax policy experts weigh in on nixing federal deduction for state and local taxes and potential effect on CA

; Credit: Tax Credits/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Thanks to a federal tax deduction to state and local taxes that allows for deducting what you pay in personal property, real estate and income taxes Californians were able to pare down their taxable income in 2014 by $101 billion. However, the rule that makes that possible is […]

AirTalk asks: What should the LA Civic Center look like?

AirTalk asks: What should the LA Civic Center look like?

A Lego version of Los Angeles City Hall stands as part of Jorge Parra Jr.’s Lego version of LA, which spans about eight by nine feet.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk® Los Angeles City Councilmembers recently voted unanimously to approve the construction of a $483 million office tower at the site currently occupied […]

Week in politics: Previewing the Gorsuch confirmation vote

Week in politics: Previewing the Gorsuch confirmation vote

Neil Gorsuch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be an associate justice of the US Supreme Court.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The fate of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning. He’s expected to move on to full Senate consideration after winning a party-line […]

National security roundup: More trouble for Nunes, highlights from Senate Intel Committee hearing and whether General Flynn should get immunity for testimony

National security roundup: More trouble for Nunes, highlights from Senate Intel Committee hearing and whether General Flynn should get immunity for testimony

House Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) (C) leaves the U.S. Capitol after a series of votes March 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes continues to be in the spotlight after the New York Times reported Thursday that two White House officials shared […]

National security roundup: More trouble for Nunes, highlights from Senate Intel Committee hearing and whether General Flynn should get immunity for testimony

National security roundup: More trouble for Nunes, highlights from Senate Intel Committee hearing and whether General Flynn should get immunity for testimony

House Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) (C) leaves the U.S. Capitol after a series of votes March 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes continues to be in the spotlight after the New York Times reported Thursday that two White House officials shared […]