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Impeachment Watch: Pelosi / Schiff Presser, Pompeo’s Latest Acknowledgement, And More

Impeachment Watch: Pelosi / Schiff Presser, Pompeo’s Latest Acknowledgement, And More

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint press conference with Italy’s Foreign Minister following their meeting at Villa Madama in Rome on October 2, 2019.; Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Wednesday that he was on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and the […]

RIP GOP: Why One Dem Pollster Thinks Trump Will Lose

RIP GOP: Why One Dem Pollster Thinks Trump Will Lose

The Elephant logo for the Republican Party AirTalk® Author and Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg thinks the Republican party’s end is near.  In his new book, R.I.P. G.O.P. How the New America is Dooming the Republicans, Greenberg lays out data from focus groups and polls to suggest that President Trump and Republicans may be defeated in […]

As LA’s Plastic Straw Ban Enters Second Phase, We Check In With How You’re Faring

As LA’s Plastic Straw Ban Enters Second Phase, We Check In With How You’re Faring

Bubble tea straws displayed in a restaurant.; Credit: Wayne Noffsinger/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Starting tomorrow, customers will have to ask for plastic straws in all Los Angeles restaurants—from mom and pops to fast food chains. According to ABC 7 this is the second phase of the “Straws on Request” initiative that began rolling out in […]

The Life And Times Of CIA’s Notorious ‘Poisoner-in-Chief’

The Life And Times Of CIA’s Notorious ‘Poisoner-in-Chief’

Scientist Sidney Gottlieb (left), supervisor of CIA experiments during Cold War that included use of LSD and other mind-altering drugs, during a Select Committee on US Intelligence to explain some of his research in 1977. AirTalk® Pusher, assassin, and pimp. That’s how one obituary described CIA scientist and so-called “official US poisoner,” Sidney Gottlieb. In […]

The Mom N’ Pop Shops With The Old School Expertise That Keeps You Coming Back

The Mom N’ Pop Shops With The Old School Expertise That Keeps You Coming Back

Mom and pop shops line Main Street in Alamogordo, New Mexico; Credit: Getty Images AirTalk® Some people have dedicated themselves to the craft of what they do. We’re thinking of Tony’s Vacuum Shop in Pasadena where you can get your Hoover repaired, or Lazar’s Luggage Superstore in Sherman Oaks where the employees will walk you […]

The Mom N’ Pop Shops With The Old School Expertise That Keeps You Coming Back

The Mom N’ Pop Shops With The Old School Expertise That Keeps You Coming Back

Mom and pop shops line Main Street in Alamogordo, New Mexico; Credit: Getty Images AirTalk® Some people have dedicated themselves to the craft of what they do. We’re thinking of Tony’s Vacuum Shop in Pasadena where you can get your Hoover repaired, or Lazar’s Luggage Superstore in Sherman Oaks where the employees will walk you […]

House Launches Formal Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump

House Launches Formal Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump

Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the House is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Pelosi made the announcement Tuesday from the speaker’s office at the Capitol saying “no one is above the law.” The move puts the Democratic speaker’s stamp […]

The (100 Year) History Of Hollywood’s Oldest Restaurant

The (100 Year) History Of Hollywood’s Oldest Restaurant

Musso & Frank Celebrate 100th Anniversary And Book Release; Credit: Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images AirTalk® Even if you haven’t eaten at the famed Musso & Frank grill, you’ve probably consumed it in some way — as the backdrop in Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood,” or “Mad Men” or “Ocean’s Eleven.”  Besides its on-screen allure, Musso […]

The (100 Year) History Of Hollywood’s Oldest Restaurant

The (100 Year) History Of Hollywood’s Oldest Restaurant

Musso & Frank Celebrate 100th Anniversary And Book Release; Credit: Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images AirTalk® Even if you haven’t eaten at the famed Musso & Frank grill, you’ve probably consumed it in some way — as the backdrop in Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood,” or “Mad Men” or “Ocean’s Eleven.”  Besides its on-screen allure, Musso […]

After Walmart Snuffs Out E-Cigarette Sales, A Look At How Large-Scale Vaping Bans Could Impact Consumers

After Walmart Snuffs Out E-Cigarette Sales, A Look At How Large-Scale Vaping Bans Could Impact Consumers

Man vaping an e-cigarette.; Credit: /Martina Paraninfi/Getty Images AirTalk® Amid growing concerns about the health hazards of vaping, Walmart announced on Friday that it would no longer be selling e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores, becoming the latest (and largest) major retailer in the country to ban their sales, along with others like Rite Aid, Dollar […]