A bill rewriting California employment law has been sent to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom. This law could have far reaching effects in re-classifying independent contractors as employees and could potentially change the business models of “gig economy” companies like Uber and Lyft. Alejandro Lazo, reporter for the WSJ, joins us for how this bill could impact business and also what changes may come to workers.
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Controversy continues to follow NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown. After being dropped by the Oakland Raiders and picked up by the New England Patriots, Brown is now facing allegations that he raped a former trainer. The NFL is considering a range of options which could include making him ineligible to play. Neil Greenberg, sports reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for more.
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President Trump has ousted his third National Security Advisor, John Bolton. And in typical Trump fashion, he made the announcement on Twitter. The President asked for his resignation after major disagreements over how to handle big foreign policy issues like Iran, North Korea, and Afghanistan. Stef Kight, reporter for Axios, joins us for how it all played out.
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Congress is back in session and as usual… tons to do and not much time. Top on lawmakers’ to-do list is some type of action on gun control after mass shootings that happened in Texas and Ohio. Democrats are ramping up impeachment talks once again, and another shutdown could be on the horizon. Melanie Zanona, congressional reporter at Politico, joins us for the top things to watch for as Congress gets back to work.
Peace talks between the Taliban and the U.S. have stalled for now after a car bombing last week that killed an American soldier. President Trump also revealed that he had even invited members of the Taliban and Afghan leadership to Camp David to continue negotiations. This drew criticism from many about whether it was an appropriate venue to invite Taliban leadership. Ginger Gibson, political reporter for Reuters, joins us for t... Read more
Vitamin E acetate is now a focus of the investigation into vaping-related lung illnesses. High levels of vitamin E acetate were found in many of the samples tested that contained cannabis, but not in nicotine vaping products. Kristen Jordan Shamus, writer at the Detroit Free Press, joins us for this and the first-in-the nation ban on sales of flavored vape products in Michigan.
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Walmart, the biggest retailer in the world, is discontinuing sales of short barrel rifle ammo, handgun ammo, and handguns altogether after facing backlash for not pulling weapons two deadly shootings in its stores. The CEO of Walmart will also be asking the White House and members of Congress for “common sense” action on guns. Lauren Thomas, retail reporter at CNBC joins us for more.
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A weakened Hurricane Dorian was headed northwest and the threat to South Florida has diminished after claiming the lives of 5 people and devastating the Bahamas. The next spot for worry could be coastal Georgia and the Carolinas. Andrew Freedman, deputy weather editor at the Washington Post, joins us for more on what to expect from Dorian.
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It’s official! Only 10 candidates qualified for the next Democratic debate meaning they all fit on one stage and it will only be one night. We are also finally get that Biden vs. Warren matchup that didn’t happen in the first two debates. Ginger Gibson, political reporter for Reuters, joins us for this, the democratic gamble of taking some far left positions, and also the policy legacy that President Trump is leaving behind… many... Read more
Americans attitudes have shifted on what values matter most to them. Patriotism, religion, and having children are less important to young people now than young people two decades ago. One thing that hasn’t changed, is that most still value hard work. My producer Victor Wright, joins us for more on Americans changing values.
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The “chicken sandwich wars” are over… for now. Popeyes had the most successful product launch in their history with their new chicken sandwich. All it took was a couple of tweets between them and rival Chick-fil-A and the wars started, leading to long lines and eventually selling out completely. Kate Taylor, retail correspondent for Business Insider, joins us for the chicken sandwich craze and also how Popeyes employees hated li... Read more
More news on the thousands of lawsuits brought forth by state and local governments hoping to hold drug manufacturers accountable for the opioid crisis. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family are in talks to settle the cases in a deal valued between $10 and $12 billion. Sara Randazzo, reporter for the WSJ, joins us with details on the deal.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden has enjoyed front-runner status among the 2020 Democrats since the beginning, but his electability argument may have just hit a snag. A new poll shows that he is in a three way tie with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Biden is also having trouble connecting with younger voters. Amie Parnes, senior political correspondent at The Hill, joins us for more.
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In the first case to go to trial of more than 2,000 lawsuits brought on by state and local governments seeking to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for contributing to an opioid-addiction crisis, Johnson and Johnson must pay $572 million dollars to Oklahoma for creating a public nuisance, exaggerating the benefits of painkillers and minimizing addiction risks. Daniel Siegal, senior trials reporter at Law360, joins us for... Read more