July 2017

89.3 KPCC: Politicon debate on immigration and the wall turns heated

A conversation on President Trump’s border wall proposal turned into a face-off on broader issues of immigration Sunday at Politicon, the annual political convention in Pasadena.

The panel discussion, called “Mr. Trump, Tear Down this Wall,” featured the African-American activist and commentator the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson speaking in favor of the border barrier and opponents like Hector Villagra, ACLU of Los Angeles executive director, arguing against it.

CNN: US slams North Korea missile test as Kim claims 'whole US mainland' in reach

North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Friday that appears to have the range to hit major US cities, experts say, and prompted a fresh round of condemnation from the United States, China, Japan and South Korea.

A combination of US, South Korean and Japanese analyses of the launch from Mupyong-ni, near North Korea's border with China, shows the missile flew about 45 minutes, going 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles) high and for a distance of 1,000 kilometers (621 miles).

KTLA 5: U.S. Slams North Korean Missile Test as Kim Claims ‘Whole U.S. Mainland’ in Range

North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Friday that appears to have the range to hit major U.S. cities, experts say, and prompted a fresh round of condemnation from the United States, China, Japan and South Korea.

A combination of U.S., South Korean and Japanese analyses of the launch from Mupyong-ni, near North Korea’s border with China, shows the missile flew about 45 minutes, going 2,300 miles high and for a distance of 621 miles.

Politicus USA: Dem Congressman Slams Trump’s Epically Awful Week: ‘You Really Gotta Try To Be That Bad’

The last week has been one of Donald Trump’s worst so far, though there haven’t been many good ones, and one Democratic congressman actually gave the president a backhanded compliment for pulling it off.

Of the president’s disastrous week, California Rep. Ted Lieu said, “You really gotta try to be that bad.”

First, Lieu weighed in on Trump’s “disturbing” endorsement of police brutality:

The Hill: Dem rep on Trump: ‘You really gotta try to be that bad’

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said on Saturday that the fact President Trump drew criticism from the Boy Scouts and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), appeared to be the result of a concerted effort by the president.

"Let me say, in one week Donald Trump got rebuked by the Boy Scouts, by the Pentagon, by the [IACP]," Lieu said on MSNBC. "You really gotta try to be that bad."

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