Republican Congressman Tom McClintock faced a crowd of about 500 at a town hall meeting in Mariposa, the heart of his sprawling 4th congressional district. The audience was friendlier than his last in Roseville a few weeks ago, but not much.
The murder of Polly Klaas in 1993 created such revulsion that California adopted a tough “three strikes and you’re out” sentencing law. In recent years, criminal laws have been softened, and some authorities say that is to blame for a spike in crime rates. The slaying of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer should spark a re-examination of those softer laws.
Differences within the Republican Party are beginning to surface again, and nowhere will such tensions be more evident than at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference which offers the first test of what it means to be a conservative in the Trump era. The inviting, and then disinviting, of now ex-Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos has some longtime CPAC stalwarts shuddering.
The case of a lethal Border Patrol agent shooting along the U.S.-Mexico border kicks off the first Supreme Court oral argument of the Trump administration on Tuesday, as the short-handed court considers in the case Hernandez v. Mesa how far the Constitution stretches.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday issued final orders to step up the deportation of tens of thousands more immigrants living in the country illegally. The final orders, signed by the secretary, are very close to drafts obtained by McClatchy, that wipe away protections implemented by the Obama administration.
Right-to-work attorneys are advancing lawsuits challenging dues collection by the California Teachers Association and SEIU Local 1000. The Supreme Court split 4-4 on its last union dues case. Will Neil Gorsuch tip the balance?
Days after he declined to denounce anti-Semitism, President Donald Trump finally condemned the reported increase in anti-Semitism in the United States that has been linked to his political rise. But it wasn’t enough.
The FBI-led investigation into Russia’s alleged attempt to interfere with the United States’ 2016 presidential election has resulted in no arrests or indictments. The tallest hurdle might be how to prosecute a hacker without revealing information about U.S. intelligence sources and methods that enabled investigators to build their case, especially if the hackers live abroad and out of prosecutors’ grasp.
Some people were dis-invited from the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association conference on Friday February 24, 2017 in Auburn that features Republican Reps. Tom McClintock and Doug LaMalfa. The organizer said the decision was made free of political influence because the event was oversold.
Some Republicans in Congress are avoiding calls for town halls in their districts. Not Tom McClintock. Roughly two weeks after a large demonstration in Roseville drew intense opposition to McClintock and his party’s proposals on Obamacare and immigration, the Elk Grove Republican is hosting two more – in a row.
A fight between the leaders at the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security could delay the release of President Donald Trump's revised ban that limits travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. The department leaders are debating over whether to again revoke the visas of some 60,000 to 100,000 people from those countries whose permission to come to the United States was reinstated after a federal judge in Seattle suspended Trump’s executive order.
More than half of voters believe Donald Trump has done something illegal or unethical as he faces conflicts of interest by continuing to own his businesses while serving as president, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.
While he’s spent more than a decade as a public figure, climbing the ranks of California politics to become president pro tem of the California Senate, the story of how Kevin Alexander Leon got the name Kevin de León has gone largely unnoticed – and untold.
Polling by the Public Policy Institute of California consistently shows that California adults are ignorant about how the state budget allocates money among the major spending categories, wrongly believing that prisons come first in spending when, in fact, they come in last.
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was announced by the president at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s club in Palm Beach, Fla. The president called the three-star general “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”
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.”