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Senate confirmation hearings underway for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Senate confirmation hearings underway for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks during the first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 20, 2017.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Capitol hill is bustling today. On top of testimony by FBI Director James Comey before the House Intelligence Committee, […]

Debating the expansion of ‘ban the box’ to California’s private sector

Debating the expansion of ‘ban the box’ to California’s private sector

A job seeker fills out an application during a job fair at California’s Great America theme park on February 6, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® California is considering whether to completely remove the box on job applications that asks prospective employees whether they’ve been convicted of a felony. The […]

Federal budget watchers dive into President Trump’s ‘America First’ budget proposal

Federal budget watchers dive into President Trump’s ‘America First’ budget proposal

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney answers questions regarding the budget proposal from the Trump Administration during a White House daily briefing on February 27, 2017.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump’s first federal budget proposal is out and, as many following its release expected, it calls for a major increase in defense spending […]

With President Trump’s crackdown on immigration, what will happen to H-1B visa workers?

With President Trump’s crackdown on immigration, what will happen to H-1B visa workers?

U.S. Immigration inspectors check passports July 2, 2002 at Miami International Airport in Miami, Forida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® The Wall Street Journal reported on a recent study out of UC San Diego and the University of Michigan that looked at the impact of the H-1B visa program on wages and employment. Researchers focused […]

On the eve of the new travel ban, the Justice Department will defend President Trump’s latest executive order from legal challenges across the country

On the eve of the new travel ban, the Justice Department will defend President Trump’s latest executive order from legal challenges across the country

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announces his decision on potential action regarding President Donald Trump’s latest Executive Order on immigration on March 9, 2017. ; Credit: Karen Ducey/Getty Images AirTalk® Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning travel from six majority Muslim countries is facing legal challenges in multiple courtrooms today. The ACLU and other […]

South Korea’s presidential scandal still echoes throughout LA’s Korean community

South Korea’s presidential scandal still echoes throughout LA’s Korean community

South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye attends the emergency cabinet meeting at the presidential office on December 9, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. ; Credit: Bluehouse Handout/Getty Images AirTalk® The political scandal roiling South Korea for the last 6 months has come to an end of sorts, with the impeachment of the country’s first female president, […]

Opting into a voluntary work wellness program could mean mandatory genetic testing under new bill

Opting into a voluntary work wellness program could mean mandatory genetic testing under new bill

A lab technician takes a saliva sample for DNA testing at the Genetic Institute Nantes-Atlantique (IGNA) on December 10, 2015 in Nantes, western France. ; Credit: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A bill introduced by the Committee on Education and the Workforce would impose new penalties on employees who opt-out of genetic testing under voluntary work […]

What to make of the jobs numbers, 40% drop in illegal border crossings, Jon Huntsman, and all you may have missed this week

What to make of the jobs numbers, 40% drop in illegal border crossings, Jon Huntsman, and all you may have missed this week

Former Utah governor and Republican presidential canididate Jon Huntsman looks on with his wife Mary Kaye during a town hall style meeting at the Kendal Retirement Community on October 11, 2011 in Hanover, New Hampshire. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® We’re halfway through the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency and a lot […]

Highlights from House Republicans’ all-nighter on ACA replacement, plus gauging the impact and consequences for covered Californians

Highlights from House Republicans’ all-nighter on ACA replacement, plus gauging the impact and consequences for covered Californians

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) during a news conference with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR).; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Bleary-eyed members of two separate House committees fought to stay awake into the early hours of the morning on the […]

Can Women’s March movement translate Women’s Day into actionable protest?

Can Women’s March movement translate Women’s Day into actionable protest?

Protesters gather during the Women’s March on Washington January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images AirTalk® Today marks International Women’s Day. It started back in 1911, but this year’s observance comes amid questions over the direction of the women’s’ movement. A day after President Trump’s inauguration, huge crowds turned out […]