Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Two months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other

So far, Obama is keeping things low-key, despite clamoring from Democrats for him to do more. But the unprecedented nature of this particular post-presidency means his respite could be brief. Not only are the Obamas still young and unusually popular for a post-White House couple, their decision to stay in Washington while their younger daughter finishes high school has combined with the compulsion of the new Trump administration to keep pulling them back into the spotlight.

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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.

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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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California teens speak out against candy-flavored tobacco at state Capitol

More teens are turning to fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco, raising concerns that sweetened e-cigarettes and cigarillos are a gateway to nicotine addiction. A California anti-tobacco campaign targeting teens has ramped up in high schools and at a recent state Capitol rally on Kick Butts Day.
Claudia Buck cbuck@sacbee.com
California teens speak out against candy-flavored tobacco at state Capitol 1:20

California teens speak out against candy-flavored tobacco at state Capitol

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Watch protesters march and dance in 17th Annual Cesar Chavez March

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

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California vs. Donald Trump