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GOP support for Trump starts to crack

Below the leadership level, Republicans are defying Trump more often, and Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan aren’t always standing in their way. You can see this defiance in the bipartisan Senate investigation of the Russia scandal.

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One way to reduce diabetes

Early detection makes an enormous difference, yet many people won’t get crucial eye examinations if they know they can’t afford new glasses. That’s why the California Optometric Association and VSP pushed to restore benefits for eyeglasses and vision aids for Medi-Cal recipients in this year’s state budget.

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A new vision for California’s community colleges

Vision for Success confronts the challenges and shortcomings of community colleges. It takes too long for many students to earn a certificate or a degree, or to transfer to a UC or CSU campus. Achievement gaps that fall along race, ethnicity, age and region persist at unacceptable rates.

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The kook, the ‘mooch’ and the loot

Nothing about this White House communications department was ever about communicating. On the contrary, it has always been about deception, concealment and equivocation. Informing the public was never the mission. Flattering Trump was the mission.

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Health care is still in danger

House leaders pulled their bill, and the debate seemed over. But then media attention moved on to presidential tweets and other outrages – and with the spotlight off, House leaders bullied and bribed enough holdouts to narrowly pass a bill after all. Could something similar happen in the Senate?

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Trump’s election commission lacks integrity

He appointed a presidential commission solely to justify an offhand lie about illegal votes. And now that this body exists, it will almost certainly try to find ways to rationalize purging legitimate voters from the rolls and erecting yet more barriers to voting.

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GOP tackles problem that doesn’t exist

The hypocrisy is staggering. Scientific consensus isn’t enough to convince the president and his party to get serious about climate change. Meantime, a few dubious anecdotes of voting irregularities get us a presidential commission investigating a “problem” that does not exist.

Videos

Homeless in Sacramento

Sacramento Bee photographers found a few people willing to tell us why they are homeless.
Video by Hector Amezcua, Randall Benton and Jose Villegas. Produced by Sue Morrow
Homeless in Sacramento 2:57

Homeless in Sacramento

Universal health care backers protest Assembly session 1:06

Universal health care backers protest Assembly session

Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces boos at San Francisco town hall 1:15

Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces boos at San Francisco town hall

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks 0:18

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks