Ann Ravel, formerly California’s chief elections watchdog, has resigned her seat on the Federal Election Commission. In a letter to President Donald Trump dated Sunday, Ravel called on the president to do something to increase transparency in elections and reduce the influence of “dark money.”
In a combative interview Sunday morning, Fox News host Chris Wallace and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus jousted over the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump and his criticism of the press as the “enemy of the American People.”
California’s huge legal system already was awash in crises when it was revealed that passage rates for law students taking the State Bar’s licensing examination have fallen sharply. The syndrome is an existential problem for the state’s law schools.
Devon Mathis, R-Visalia, introduced Assembly Bill 942 on Friday, February 17 to give pet owners a break on vaccinations, check-ups, surgeries, x-rays, prescriptions and other medical-related expenses for their four-legged friends. The bill allows Californians to write off half the money they spent on veterinary costs for dogs and pets up to $2,000 per year.
Summer 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco, a time when tens of thousands of young people flooded the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco to celebrate a social movement centered on peace and love, and marked by plenty of sex, drugs and rock and roll.
WASHINGTON - Newly minted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a hard time getting inside the District of Columbia's Jefferson Middle School Academy last week when protesters briefly blocked her from entering. But at the end of her visit -- her first to a public school since taking office -- she stood on Jefferson's front steps and pronounced it "awesome."
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has issued new orders to agency heads that considerably expand the number of immigrants who will be deported and detained under new executive orders signed by President Donald Trump.
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.
Two political advisers to the Trump presidential campaign, Carter Page and Roger Stone, who are embroiled in the political storm over Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections are challenging law enforcement and the intelligence community to show their cards or move on.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla wanted the national association of elections officials to express its confidence in the integrity of the 2016 election process. But, his colleagues essentially sided with Donald Trump in refusing to say there wasn’t widespread voter fraud.
On back-to-back days this week, President Donald Trump had the opportunity to denounce the reported increase in anti-Semitism in the United States that has been linked to his political rise. He didn’t. The response has left Jewish groups frustrated.
Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, introduced AB 542, on Monday, February 13, 2017. Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, introduced AB 674, on February 15, 2017. Both bills would create a state holiday for November elections.
Following President Donald Trump’s upset victory in November, millions have taken to the streets to protest his policies. Furious constituents have been confronting their Republican congressmen at town halls about the pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, while demonstrations sprang up in cities like Los Angeles and Phoenix after reports of deportation raids on immigrants living in the country illegally. Sustained protests can shape public opinion on an issue, experts say.
President Donald Trump responded to intense criticism of a seemingly inaccurate statement he made during a rally Saturday by citing a Fox News report about the prevalence of rape in Sweden, which some conservatives have tied to the country’s policy of accepting refugees.
Agree with his positions and his approach to communications or not, President Donald Trump brings intensity and expressiveness to his interactions with the nation's media representatives. Here is a sample of his looks during the news conference on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House.
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President Trump goes face to face with the news media
Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at OES about asking for federal aid on dam
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says spillway failure a wake-up call
Dakota Access Pipeline activists protest at CalPERS