January 31, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories  Democrats target 7 congressional seats held by California Republicans for 2018 midterm elections — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has released a list of top targets looking ahead to the 2018 elections, and California’s Republican delegation is a big part of it. Of the 61 Republicans Democrats are looking to unseat nationwide, […]


January 30, 2017

Political Stories Top stories Trump abandons tough stand on green card holders in face of court challenges – The Trump administration took a step back late Sunday from its sweeping temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, issuing a clarification that the order does not apply to green card holders “absent the receipt of significant derogatory […]


January 27, 2016

Political Stories – Top stories Dispute over border wall plunges U.S. into crisis with Mexico, as Mexican president scraps White House visit — One of America’s most important strategic relationships plunged to a new low Thursday when an escalating dispute over a proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border prompted Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to cancel a planned visit […]


January 26, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories A campaign promise fulfilled: Trump orders Mexico wall construction to begin – President Donald Trump took a significant step toward carrying out his signature – and most controversial – campaign promise Wednesday, ordering the construction of a wall along the southwest border. In a pair of executive orders, Trump also ordered an […]


January 25, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories Jerry Brown: ‘California is not turning back. Not now, not ever’ — Gov. Jerry Brown, plunging into position as a Democratic bulwark against Donald Trump’s presidency, warned Tuesday of looming battles with Republican-controlled Washington, using his State of the State address to assuage fears that California would turn its back on progressive […]


January 24, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories Trump’s cancellation of Pacific trade deal could hurt California — President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations could drag down exports from Silicon Valley and California’s farm belt, trade experts said Monday. Sacramento Bee article; McClatchy Newspapers article; ‘Valley farmers disappointed with Trump pulling out of Trans-Pacific Partnership’ in Fresno […]


January 23, 2017

Political Stories – Top stories Dan Walters: Feel-good efforts won’t solve California’s housing crisis — Two new documents – a report by the state housing agency and Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 budget – focus harsh economic reality on fanciful political “solutions” to the state’s severe housing crisis. Walters column in Sacramento Bee Trump’s judicial picks will affect far more than the Supreme […]