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THE Nooner for January 27, 2017
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CA07 (East Sac County): Two-term Congressmember Ami Bera says dad’s prison time takes toll on family in "For those of you with short-term memories," his father pleaded guilty last year for funneling an allege $250,000 in contributions to his son's campaign. While not excusing his actions, Babular Bera immigrated in 1958, who was joined two years later by his wife.
While it doesn't conform legally to his actions, B. Bera's support of his son tells the American story.
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Audio: California Election Officials Push Back After Trump's Latest Claim Of Voter Fraud | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
FILE PHOTO. President Donald Trump's tweets calling for a probe of widespread voter fraud but providing no evidence that it actually took place have rankled California elections officials. Pool/Getty Images
Trump Proposes Big Import Tax, Triggering Fight With Mexico | The Sacramento Bee
JULIE PACE and MARK STEVENSON @ sacbee.com
Determined to wall off America's border with Mexico, President Donald Trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade Thursday as the White House proposed a 20 percent tax on imports from the key U.S. ally and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto abruptly scrapped next week's trip to Washington.
No, California's Environmental Laws Probably Won't Block Trump's Border Wall
Liam Dillon @ latimes.com
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently raised the idea of using California's environmental laws to block President Trump's border wall. But environmental law experts say that's unlikely to happen
California Pensions: CalSTRS Eyes Lower Investment Returns | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler and Loretta Kalb @ sacbee.com
By Dale Kasler and Loretta Kalb
'calexit' Organizers Can Now Start Collecting Signatures To Get California Secession On The Ballot
Update on 'Essential Politics: California politicians speak out against Trump's actions on immigration, Gov. Brown delivers State of th...
Alameda County Goes On Offense Against Trump Policies
Will public schools in Alameda County have to turn over immigration data on students to the federal government that could be used to deport them? How long would it take for President Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act? Do sanctuary cities really risk losing federal funding?
UC Regents Approve First Tuition Hike Since 2011 - San Francisco Chronicle
The University of California regents voted Thursday to raise tuition and fees next academic year for the first time since 2011 — but state residents from families earning up to $156,000 won’t have to pay the higher price.
San Diego High School Student Who Was Forced To Urinate In Bucket Wins $1.25-million Lawsuit
Maureen Magee @ latimes.com
San Diego high school student who was forced to urinate in bucket wins $1.25 million lawsuit
Perez Picks Up Union Endorsement - Politico
"Tom Perez believes in American workers and that in the future of the Democratic Party will once again be the champion of the middle class," the union's president announced Friday. | Getty
Trump Says Illegal Votes Swung California -- We Check His Math
Donald Trump, Elections, Trump Administration
Republicans Divided Over Whether Millions Of Americans Should Lose Government-subsidized Health Coverage
Noam Levy @ latimes.com
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San Diego Water Officials Declare Drought Over | Kpbs
Erik Anderson @ kpbs.org
The San Diego County Water Authority voted Thursday to officially declare the region's drought over.
What Is A 'violent Crime'? For California's New Parole Law, The Definition Is Murky— And It Matters
Jazmine Ulloa @ latimes.com
The path forward for implementing new CA parole law depends, in part, on the state’s very narrow definition in CA penal code of a “violent crime.”
Riggs Report: Jerry Brown's Defiant Turn
Kevin Riggs @ kcra.com
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Calexit Proponents Can Begin Collecting Voter Signatures For 2018 Ballot | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Major Newspaper Editorial Boards Blast Trump's Border 'war' - Politico
The president has promised from the very beginning of his campaign that the border wall would be paid for not by U.S. taxpayers but by the Mexican government. Peña Nieto has been unflinching in his response, insisting at every turn that under no circumstances will Mexico pay for the wall. As a means of extracting payment, White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested Thursday that the U.S. might levy a 20 percent tax on all Mexican imports, though he later pulled back that assertion.
Why Trump’s Immigration Actions Worry Bay Area Food Businesses – The Mercury News
business, Donald Trump, Economy, Food, Immigration, Trump Administration, Workplace
Condoleezza Rice, in SF talk, says Trump and nation must adjust
The United States is in âÂÂuncharted territoryâÂÂ with President Trump, a man with no experience in public service who has âÂÂnever even sniffed government,âÂÂ former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday in a talk at the University of San Francisco. Government under the Trump administration will âÂÂlook and feel different,âÂÂ Rice said, noting the rapid parade of executive orders, and ensuing controversy, that has marked his first week in office. [...] I am a great believer in what the Founding Fathers believed in, which is the contained executiveâÂÂ kept in check by Congress, the courts and, she said, âÂÂAmericans, who are a notoriously ungovernable people. ThursdayâÂÂs discussion first meandered through RiceâÂÂs youth and her advice to young college students, then hit on some amusing anecdotes from her time as BushâÂÂs national security adviser and then secretary of state. When the topic turned to current politics, including Trump and the state of relations with Russia, Rice, always the diplomat, was reserved in her comments, but clearly primed to offer some thoughts. Referring to his order to build a wall on the border with Mexico, Rice said, just wait until he realizes with that wall there have to be environmental impact studies, then those have to be put on the Web for comment. Rice, an expert in Soviet history and politics, spoke for several minutes about current U.S.-Russian relations and the need to improve them. [...] its on-the-ground control in Syria and President Vladimir PutinâÂÂs aggressive moves to âÂÂrebuild an empireâÂÂ make it an important international player. When the moderator of ThursdayâÂÂs talk, Jeff Silk of the money management firm Fisher Investments, finally brought up Trump toward the end of the conversation, Rice teased, âÂÂI wondered when you were going to ask.âÂÂ
Panetta: Trump Statements On Torture, Cia Raise Questions About U.S. 'leadership'
It was the sharpest criticism of Trump yet from Panetta, who also is a former director of the Office of Management and Budget and a former congressman from California.
California Groundwater Levels Remain Critically Low - Capradio.org
Randol White @ capradio.org
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'finally': Trump's Illegal Immigration Crackdown Wins Praise From Some Activists
Cindy Carcamo, Dakota Smith @ latimes.com
The organization has turned out to meetings in Rialto and Huntington Park and of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to oppose sanctuary measures.