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Week in politics: Odds on seeing a new FBI director named this week, plus forecasting US response to North Korea’s missile test and more

Week in politics: Odds on seeing a new FBI director named this week, plus forecasting US response to North Korea’s missile test and more

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images AirTalk® With visits lined up early this week between President Trump and three foreign leaders (Abu Dhabi, […]

In interview, Trump admits wanting to fire Comey before recommendations; in Tweets, threatens to cancel White House press briefings

In interview, Trump admits wanting to fire Comey before recommendations; in Tweets, threatens to cancel White House press briefings

President Donald Trump meets with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office at the White House on May 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® The White House narrative behind Comey’s dismissal became even more convoluted last night during an interview with President Trump and NBC’s Lester Holt. In […]

Los Angeles in the running for the site of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games

Los Angeles in the running for the site of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games

The Los Angeles Coliseum, venue for the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, and one of the possible locations for a public memorial service for music legend Michael Jackson, is pictured on July 1, 2009 in Los Angeles.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Los Angeles has a chance to host the city’s third Olympics, but the […]

AirTalk asks: For those without a mom, how do you cope with Mother’s day?

AirTalk asks: For those without a mom, how do you cope with Mother’s day?

A group of mothers feed their children in Sefton Park, on the day that Britain’s Chancellor George Osbourne delivers his annual budget on March 23, 2011 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. ; Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images AirTalk® Mother’s Day usually brings up images of flowers, brunch and pastel colored greeting cards. But for those who don’t […]

AirTalk Special Coverage: James Comey’s firing and what comes next

AirTalk Special Coverage: James Comey’s firing and what comes next

FBI Director James Comey testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® No question about the water cooler topic of the day – the firing of FBI Director James Comey amidst the Bureau’s investigation of alleged Trump campaign contacts […]

What to watch for following signing of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

What to watch for following signing of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

Governor Greg Abbott (C) speaks alongside U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L), Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) at a joint press conference February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. ; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® With a quick stroke of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s pen, the Lone Star State has quickly become the central focus in […]

What to watch for following signing of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

What to watch for following signing of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

Governor Greg Abbott (C) speaks alongside U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L), Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) at a joint press conference February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. ; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® With a quick stroke of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s pen, the Lone Star State has quickly become the central focus in […]

CA students sue school district for suspensions over ‘liking’ racist Instagram posts

CA students sue school district for suspensions over ‘liking’ racist Instagram posts

The Instagram app logo is displayed next to an “Instagrammed” image on another iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England.; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images AirTalk® Four California students in the Bay Area were suspended for “liking” or commenting on racist Instagram posts directed at fellow students and a black school coach. Now the students […]

Concerns over the depiction of teen suicide in Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

Concerns over the depiction of teen suicide in Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

A still from the new Netflix original series, “13 Reasons Why”; Credit: Netflix AirTalk® Netflix’s new original series, “13 Reasons Why,” is generating a good bit of controversy. The show, about a teen girl named Hannah Baker who takes her own life and, before she does, records a series of 13 cassette tapes. The subject […]

Should Facebook, Google, Twitter be legally liable for aiding terrorism in San Bernardino attack?

Should Facebook, Google, Twitter be legally liable for aiding terrorism in San Bernardino attack?

Police offers stand guard at North Park Elementary School following a shooting on campus on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® Claiming that tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook provided platforms for the Islamic State to distribute the extremist propaganda that helped radicalize the two individuals who carried out […]