Laura Coates Live

Laura Coates Live

Laura Coates sparks unique conversations and covers the most interesting stories of the day through a news, legal and pop culture lens.

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June 22, 2024 45 mins
With just weeks until the Republican National Convention, where the former president is expected to announce his pick for vice president, sources have told CNN that these are the possible contenders on Trump’s mind: North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Senator Marco Rubio, Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, Senator Tim Scott, House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, Ben Carson, Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, Nikki Haley, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, and ...
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According to a report from The New York Times, two federal judges in south Florida urged District Judge Aileen Cannon to forgo overseeing the criminal prosecution of former President Trump when she was first assigned the classified documents case. Plus, new audio reveals Trump saying he “lost the election.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Former U.S. Representative Ken Buck (R-Colo.) joins outline what factors are motivating voters in Virginia and if the results provide insight on Trump’s 2024 presidential run. Plus, MLB Hall of Fame player Willie Mays dies at 93.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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With 10 days out from the highly-anticipated debate between President Biden and former President Trump, Donald Trump is leading Biden by 18 points in an Iowa poll. Plus, is social media as bad as smoking? The surgeon general is calling for social media warning labels.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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A Texas bankruptcy judge has rejected a proposed liquidation of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ company Free Speech Systems, the parent company of Infowars, saying that a denial of the bankruptcy plan was, in his opinion, in the best interest of the creditors. But, the judge approved a separate liquidation of Jones’ personal assets. Plus, Laura goes one-on-one with Dana White who takes her behind the scenes of the UFC.  Learn more ...
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Donald Trump got his 78th birthday present a day early — a handshake from his longtime bitter critic, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, encapsulating the Republican Party’s complete submission to its presumptive presidential nominee. The twice-impeached 45th president and newly convicted criminal was back on Capitol Hill for the first time since his supporters beat up police officers and smashed their way through the US Capit...
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House Republicans voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over the audio recordings of President Joe Biden’s interviews with former special counsel Robert Hur, who investigated Biden’s handling of classified material and declined to bring charges. Plus, Trump shifts $4.6 million in campaign funds to his private business.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/...
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In the wake of Hunter Biden’s conviction on federal gun charges Tuesday, right-wing media personalities sought to downplay the jury’s decision, falsely claiming the case was a “fake trial” designed to “cover up” other supposed crimes committed by the president and his family. The reaction showcased how far to the fringes the right-wing and pro-Trump media ecosystem has drifted in recent years, with high-profile personalities defaul...
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Donald Trump tries to rewrite the history of January 6th yet again as he rebrands those who stormed the Capitol. Plus, what we’re learning about Trump’s interview with his probation officer and what it might mean for his chances at sentencing. Also, Elon Musk is making a threat, mad at Apple over their deal with OpenAI.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Special counsel prosecutors rested their case against Hunter Biden on Friday, and his lawyers said they’ll decide over the weekend whether he testifies in his own defense. That would be a bold and risky move for President Joe Biden’s son, who could face prison time if he is convicted of the felony gun charges that he’s currently facing. He has pleaded not guilty to lying on federal background check forms about his drug use and to p...
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Former President Donald Trump called for the indictment of members of the House January 6th Committee. This as a federal judge ordered Steve Bannon to report to prison by July 1st. Plus, from Trump on down, members of the GOP are launching plans to prosecute Democrats at every turn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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A Georgia appeals court has halted the election subversion conspiracy case against Donald Trump and several of his co-defendants. Plus, in Trump’s classified documents case in Florida, the federal judge overseeing those proceedings has shown propensity to devote large amounts of in-court time to Trump’s requests to question investigators and his prosecutors’ authority. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch...
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June 5, 2024 45 mins
Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared defiant as he fielded questions from lawmakers on a range of topics, occasionally sparring with Republican House members seeking to use his testimony to attack the Justice Department. Plus, the Biden administration is quickly invoking an authority to shut off access to asylum for migrants who cross the US-Mexico border illegally, a significant attempt by President Joe Biden to address head ...
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Hunter Biden was seen at the White House and in Delaware at his father’s side amid what the president’s allies acknowledge is a difficult moment for both men. The president also planned to spend most of Monday in Wilmington, where jury selection for the trial – the first of a sitting US president’s child – is underway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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We break down the profound reverberations of the Trump trial verdict will have on the upcoming election, the legal system, and American politics for years come. Plus, a lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of three Black men alleges “blatant and egregious race discrimination” by American Airlines when they were removed from a flight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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A Manhattan jury found Donald Trump guilty of all 34 counts of falsifying business records in his hush money criminal trial, an unprecedented and historic verdict that makes him the first former president in US history to be convicted of a felony. A felony conviction of a former president or party frontrunner is unprecedented, but Trump, who is the 2024 presumptive GOP nominee, can still run for office. A source familiar with Donal...
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The jury in Donald Trump’s New York hush money trial finished its first day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict after meeting for more than four-and-a-half hours. The 12 men and women will also again hear from Judge Juan Merchan. The jurors requested four pieces of testimony: Pecker’s testimony about his phone conversation with Trump in June 2016, his testimony about not finalizing Trump’s payment to AMI for Karen...
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Prosecutors told jurors on Tuesday they’ve seen a “mountain of evidence” to prove that Donald Trump falsified business records in order to cover up a damaging story about an alleged affair at the end of the 2016 election. Trump’s attorneys told the jury that the prosecution’s criminal case against the former president is wholly reliant on the testimony of Michael Cohen – the “MVP of liars” who is out to get Trump. Which narrative t...
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Special counsel’s office prosecutors have asked a federal judge in Florida to place a gag order on Donald Trump that would limit his ability to comment about law enforcement that searched his Mar-a-Lago resort. The request – a first in the classified documents mishandling case – comes after the former president has repeatedly and falsely criticized the FBI for having a policy in place around the use of deadly force during the searc...
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Former President Donald Trump held a rally Thursday in the Bronx as his campaign looks to make inroads with Hispanic and Black voters ahead of November’s election. The event in one of the most Democratic counties in the country comes days ahead of closing arguments in Trump’s New York criminal hush money trial. Trump faces 34 felony counts and has pleaded not guilty. Ben Carson joins to answer why he thinks the support of Black vot...
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