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Trump reportedly settles on short list of SCOTUS noms. Who are they?

Trump reportedly settles on short list of SCOTUS noms. Who are they?

The U.S. Supreme Court, February 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump is closing in on his next Supreme Court nominee, with three federal judges leading the competition to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump’s top contenders for the vacancy at this time are federal appeals judges Amy […]

San Francisco is feeling the impact of homelessness on tourism; should LA worry?

San Francisco is feeling the impact of homelessness on tourism; should LA worry?

Andrew Loy begs along a sidewalk in San Francisco, Calif. on June 28, 2016.; Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® This week, a medical association withdrew its yearly convention from San Francisco, citing that its members didn’t feel safe because of the homeless population, drug use and mental illness in the surrounding area. Tourism is the […]

What Mexico’s election results mean for future of Mexican politics, NAFTA and relations with the US

What Mexico’s election results mean for future of Mexican politics, NAFTA and relations with the US

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, salutes attendants after his virtual victory in the elections for the Presidency of Mexico in the Media Center at the Hilton Hotel on July 1, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. ; Credit: Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images AirTalk® Yet another populist candidate was elected to a presidency this weekend, this time in Mexico […]

Progressive or revisionist? Laura Ingalls Wilder Award’s name changed after debate over racist content

Progressive or revisionist? Laura Ingalls Wilder Award’s name changed after debate over racist content

The cast of NBC’s the Little House on the Prairie television show.; Credit: NBC Mary Knauf | AirTalk® Progressive or revisionist? Laura Ingalls Wilder Award’s name changed after debate over racist content “Little House on the Prairie” is often associated with log cabins and family hardships, but a recent move by the Association for Library […]

The legal and political impact of Justice Kennedy’s retirement

The legal and political impact of Justice Kennedy’s retirement

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 10: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy delivers remarks at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images); Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court. His decision to leave will allow President Trump to nominate […]

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is seen during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House April 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images AirTalk® Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring after more than 30 years.  His retirement will give President Donald Trump the chance […]

US budget watchdog projects record US debt, is the economy doomed?

US budget watchdog projects record US debt, is the economy doomed?

Visitors stand on the upper level next to the day’s final numbers following the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), June 25, 2018 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® A budget scorekeeper for U.S. lawmakers projects that federal debt compared to the size of the economy will reach 78 […]

Is it time for LA to start arresting people living on the street once again?

Is it time for LA to start arresting people living on the street once again?

Tents house the homeless on a street, November 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® More than a decade ago, Los Angeles officials agreed to allow people to spend the night on streets until the city builds enough homeless housing. This spring, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched plans to spend at […]

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

File: Attorney General Xavier Becerra.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president’s executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who have […]

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

File: Attorney General Xavier Becerra.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president’s executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who have […]