California finds itself at the center of the rise - and resistance to - President Donald Trump and his policies. Think Governor Jerry Brown on climate change and State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon on immigration. Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller advising the President. But what about the people and institutions behind the scenes?
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A jolt for Tesla, a learning moment for tech. California-based automaker Tesla announced this week that it will be laying off a slice of its workforce. It comes amid concerns about the production levels of their newer Model 3 sedan, ordered by hundreds of thousands, yet produced at a snail’s pace. Can CEO Elon Musk turn things around?
On immigration, Congress drags its feet, White House doubles down House Republicans came up short, again, in an effort to produce some sort of immigration compromise. It is an issue that united Democrats, but has split conservative and moderate factions of the GOP. For the second time this week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy gathered the factions, and emerged without a deal. There could be a vote on the issue, whether Speaker Paul Ryan wants it or not and it comes as immigration policies are having profound effects at the border.
The politics of against California Democrats are banking that the anti-Trump movement will thrust their candidates into seats that have not been blue in decades. But in recent weeks, there has been some push back to that push back. What does it all mean for myriad Congressional races, heading into the primary?
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