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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. […]

Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor fired for sexual misconduct

Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor fired for sexual misconduct

Co-host Matt Lauer appears on NBC’s “Today” at the NBC’s TODAY Show on August 22, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images AirTalk® Just a few hours after his “Today” co-hosts announced that Matt Lauer was fired from NBC for allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio announced that it had fired former […]

Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor fired for sexual misconduct

Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor fired for sexual misconduct

Co-host Matt Lauer appears on NBC’s “Today” at the NBC’s TODAY Show on August 22, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images AirTalk® Just a few hours after his “Today” co-hosts announced that Matt Lauer was fired from NBC for allegations of sexual misconduct, Minnesota Public Radio announced that it had fired former […]

December SCOTUS calendar features sports betting, immunity in terrorism cases and a same-sex marriage cake

December SCOTUS calendar features sports betting, immunity in terrorism cases and a same-sex marriage cake

Chief Justice John Roberts (second from right) and Justice Neil Gorsuch (center) walk down the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 15.; Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® While the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are hearing important cases this week regarding digital privacy and corporate whistleblowing, there are several […]

As UCLA football taps Chip Kelly as new head coach, the economics of major apparel deals in college sports

As UCLA football taps Chip Kelly as new head coach, the economics of major apparel deals in college sports

Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on during the game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.; Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images AirTalk® A new era of UCLA Bruin football starts on Monday when the school will introduce Chip Kelly as […]

What makes a ‘blood brother?’: Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill’s unlikely friendship

What makes a ‘blood brother?’: Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill’s unlikely friendship

“Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship Between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill” (Simon & Schuster, 2017) by Deanne Stillman; Credit: Simon & Schuster 2017 Audrey Ngo | AirTalk® When imagining Buffalo Bill, people might picture a showman riding horseback, handling a lasso. In short–he represented the the Wild West. But prior to his […]

DOJ investigating Harvard affirmative action policies against Asian-Americans

DOJ investigating Harvard affirmative action policies against Asian-Americans

People walk around the Harvard University”s main campus December 19, 2000 in Cambridge, MA.; Credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images AirTalk® The Department of Justice is officially investigating Harvard’s admission practices after multiple complaints filed against the university alleging discrimination against Asian-American applicants. The complaints were filed in 2014 and alleged that Harvard disadvantages Asian students by […]

Former ‘Manson Family’ member: ‘I hope it brings closure’

Former ‘Manson Family’ member: ‘I hope it brings closure’

A photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows 77-year-old serial killer Charles Manson Wed., April 4, 2012. Manson will have an April 11, 2011 parole hearing in California. ; Credit: AP/California Department of Corrections Jacklyn Kim | AirTalk® Charles Manson, leader of the notorious “Manson Family” cult, died of natural causes on Sunday […]