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California vs. Trump: California regulators move forward on climate change rules

California environmental regulators, taking a defiant stand against President Donald Trump, reaffirmed their commitment Thursday to tough air pollution standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars. The California Air Resources Board, meeting in Riverside, voted to stick with tailpipe emissions regulations that were launched in California and adopted by former President Barack Obama.

National

Can Republicans govern if they can’t keep a promise they’ve made for 7 years?

Republicans exulted in November when they won the White House and both congressional chambers, promising aggressive moves on health care, taxes and immigration. But a spectacular stumble by House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump on repealing Obamacare and passing a new health bill begs the question of whether the party will be able to get anything done if it can’t deliver on that promise.

Business & Real Estate

California unemployment rate dips

The statewide unemployment rate dipped to 5 percent, compared to 5.1 percent in January, according to the California Employment Development Department’s monthly jobs report released on Friday. The state added 22,900 jobs in February, up slightly from January’s 15,300 jobs.

Politics & Government

More signs that House panel’s Trump-Russia probe is reeling

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said a scheduled public hearing for next week was canceled so that they could get vital, but classified, information from the directors of the FBI and the NSA. But the ranking Democrat on the committee said he believes it was to dodge urged by a White House upset at the notion that the committee will be putting out more public information

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House Speaker Ryan says pulled health care bill is a 'setback'

House Speaker Paul Ryan said that “Obamacare remains the law of the land,” after the GOP health care plan was pulled on Friday. “We came really close today, but we came up short,” Ryan said.
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House Speaker Ryan says pulled health care bill is a 'setback' 2:35

House Speaker Ryan says pulled health care bill is a 'setback'

California vs. Donald Trump 3:07

California vs. Donald Trump

Gorsuch is an Originalist. What’s That? 1:44

Gorsuch is an Originalist. What’s That?

Washington partisanship 'worse than it ever was before,' Jerry Brown says 0:36

Washington partisanship 'worse than it ever was before,' Jerry Brown says