Registrar of Voters for Contra Costa County, President of the California Association of Clerks and Elections OfficialsRegistrar of Voters for Contra Costa County, President of the California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials
FROM Steve Weir
Could California's Presidential Primary Not Be Over? Last Tuesday’s record turnout for a primary election has swamped registrars of voters in California’s fifty-eight counties. The Secretary of State estimates that 845,000 absentee and provisional ballots have not been counted, and that’s without including some of the biggest counties of all: Alameda, Riverside and Los Angeles. They haven’t reported on how many they still have to go.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.