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Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

State Senator Josh Newman is the target of a recall effort for supporting Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas tax bill.

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As a possible ouster builds on Capitol Hill, can Pelosi weather the storm?

Yesterday, congressional Democrats met in a closed meeting to discuss a possible ouster of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, whose leadership has been blamed for a string of defeats in the house – most recently, the catastrophically expensive loss for Jon Ossoff in the Georgia 6th.
Grazia Magazine Produces Issue From New Shopping Centre

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Should an employer be allowed to ask for your salary history?

California is considering a proposal to bar employers from asking job applicants about how much they made at their previous jobs.
Activists March Through NYC Protesting Killings Of Black Men By Police

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AirTalk asks: what experiences shaped your view of law enforcement?

Last week, the Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile.
Senate Lawmakers Address The Media After Their Weekly Policy Luncheons

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Takeaways from the Senate’s ACA replacement, the BCRA

After weeks of speculation about what Senate Republicans might be putting into their version of an Affordable Care Act replacement bill, the public is finally getting a look at the nitty-gritty of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).
Gov. Jerry Brown Reveals Revised California State Budget

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How changes to recall elections that benefit Democrats were passed with last week’s CA budget

A bill that changes California’s recall election rules were passed last week along with the state budget, to the anger of Republican lawmakers and many political observers in the state.
Life On Kandahar Air Base

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War and tech: Could video games change the face of combat?

It’s no secret that video games have long been used to recruit and train the military.


What if the Mexican border wall was made of tech, plus checking in on the prototypes and legal pushback

The Department of Homeland Security schedule calls for the construction of border wall prototypes to be completed by July 22, and Congress has already allocated $20 million to the endeavor.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Testifies To House Intel Committee Hearing On Russia Interference In Election

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As the Russia investigation continues, a look at the House Intelligence Committee hearings

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was on-deck at Wednesday’s House Intelligence Committee hearings, part of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference with the presidential election.
Golden Motel -

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With Golden Motel project kaput, how can LA get more community buy-in on future homeless housing projects?

It’s the constant struggle with many solutions proposed for Los Angeles's chronic homelessness issue: how can we solve the homeless problem if communities aren’t willing to house them?