CNN: SHUTDOWN SHUTDOWN

CNN: President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday night ending the government shutdown, capping off a nearly three-day deadlock and reinstating funds until February 8, a senior administration official said.   The House and the Senate voted Monday to end the government shutdown, extending funding for three weeks, following a deal being reached between Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell … Continue reading CNN: SHUTDOWN SHUTDOWN

SAC BEE: CA DEMS WORRY WEALTHY CALIFORNIANS MAY LEAVE!!

Sacramento Bee: The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the state‚Äôs wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the comparable tax havens of Florida, Nevada and Texas? Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on … Continue reading SAC BEE: CA DEMS WORRY WEALTHY CALIFORNIANS MAY LEAVE!!

POLITICO: CONGRESS HURTLES TOWARDS SHUTDOWN

Politico: Congress is careening toward the first shutdown in more than four years, with Republicans and Democrats at a seemingly intractable impasse over government funding and the fates of young immigrants facing deportation. Though House Republicans voted Thursday night to keep the government open, the real drama is in the closely divided Senate, where it’s unclear what, if anything, can clear the chamber’s supermajority threshold. … Continue reading POLITICO: CONGRESS HURTLES TOWARDS SHUTDOWN

A NOTE ON MEMORIAL DAY

Today is Memorial Day, a day on which we honor our soldiers who died defending the United States of America. The U.S. has faced multiple wars during its nearly 241 years of existence, during which a total of more than 1.1 million American soldiers were killed. However, we as civilians usually take for granted the service of our fighting countrymen. Most of us spend much … Continue reading A NOTE ON MEMORIAL DAY

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DELAYED

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS California corrections officials are delaying their new lethal injection regulations by four months, officials announced Monday, pushing back this week’s deadline until late August.   The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation needs more time to update the proposed rules after an initial version was rejected by state regulators in December, spokeswoman Terry Thornton said.   The move drew immediate criticism from a … Continue reading CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DELAYED