Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Special Counsel to Oversee Russia Probe
The man who oversaw the FBI after the September 11, 2001 attacks will lead the investigation on Russia's tampering with 2016 presidential election. Mueller served as U.S. attorney from 1998 until 2001 for the Northern District of California.
California Could Set a Sliding Scale for Traffic Fines
Getting a traffic ticket can be a pain for any of us. But for people who can't afford California's high fines, the consequences can be truly severe. We look at a new bill that aims to overhaul California's traffic fine system.
Trump Backs California Charter Schools, But the Feeling Isn't Mutual
Charter schools are sprouting up in Los Angeles like a radioactive chia pet. The city is home to more charter schools than any other U.S. city. The the thing about charters is that they're basically privately operated schools funded with public money. With President Trump looking to expand charter school funding, we asked KPCC's Kyle Stokes to check out Green Dot, a charter school.
Kevin McCarthy: Trump's Man in Congress?
Let's start with a joke -- Did you hear the one about Russians paying off the president of the United States? House Majority and Representative Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield definitely has. According to the Washington Post, he was the one who made it. This news comes out at the same time a big profile from McCarthy was published by our friends at Cal Matters. The author of that profile, CAL Matter's politics reporter Laurel Rosenhall joins us this morning from Sacramento.
Oakland Assemblyman Drops Bill to Allow Communists in State Government
We told you recently about Oakland Assembly member Rob Bonta's bill that would have allowed Communist party members to work in state government. That bill was killed this week. And with that, we launch a new segment about legislative bills in Sacramento that died in this new segment called Kill Bill.