For nearly 60 years, a group of Santa Monica churches have come together to create several nativities illustrating different scenes from the birth of Jesus Christ. The displays are erected along a stretch of Ocean Avenue, and for all of the previous years there was little to no competition for the 21 available spaces.
President Obama is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina today heralding the end of the Iraq War. The deadline to pull out the last several thousand troops comes New Year's Eve. While it's too soon to tie a bow on the intervention, the milestone has Iraqis and Americans looking back at what was lost and gained through Operation Iraqi Freedom.
We heard yesterday that the governor’s budget projections did not materialize, triggering a hefty round of cuts from education and social services. In a press conference, Governor Jerry Brown said the $1 billion in cuts could have been a lot worse, and even though slashing important budgets isn’t the ideal way to run the state of California but we all have to live within our means.
What comes next for President Obama's immigration plan; analysts debate the utility of the #NoBillNoBreak sit-in; Plus, it seems for every major gun violence tragedy, a new gun control group is formed, making that side's fight against a seemingly monolithic-NRA all the more challenging - we'll hear from several gun control groups about why they resist consolidating.
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