Politics

President Donald Trump is in California for a slew of fundraisers. It’s his fourth visit since he became president.

from Greater LA

Billionaire real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer is hosting Trump's fundraiser Tuesday tonight in Beverly Hills. Tickets are going for as much as $100,000.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump is in California today and Wednesday. He’s fundraising at private events in Silicon Valley, Beverly Hills and San Diego. There aren’t a lot of details about his trip.

Trump administration suggests increased policing to combat homelessness

President Trump is in California today and Wednesday. He’s fundraising at private events in Silicon Valley, Beverly Hills and San Diego. There aren’t a lot of details about his trip.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the ouster of the controversial justice over a new allegation of sexual misconduct published in a New York Times essay.

New calls to impeach Justice Kavanaugh: How it would work and why it likely won't

Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the ouster of the controversial justice over a new allegation of sexual misconduct published in a New York Times essay.

from NPR

Governor Gavin Newsom is staring down the barrel of some bills that seek to expand the state’s so-called “red flag” laws.

Governor Newsom may expand California’s 'red flag' law

Governor Gavin Newsom is staring down the barrel of some bills that seek to expand the state’s so-called “red flag” laws.

from Greater LA

When the Spanish built Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776, they booted the local native tribe from its village on a piece of land that is now called the Northwest Open Space.

The push for a tribal park in San Juan Capistrano

When the Spanish built Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776, they booted the local native tribe from its village on a piece of land that is now called the Northwest Open Space.

from Greater LA

Israeli voters will head to the polls on Tuesday.

Benjamin Neanyahu’s reelection might end hopes for a peace deal with Palestinians

Israeli voters will head to the polls on Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kamala Harris and at least four other presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

What would it take to impeach Brett Kavanaugh?

Kamala Harris and at least four other presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Climate change is an existential crisis.   If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.”  So says Sujatha Bergen, head of  health campaigns at the NRDC.  As her title suggests, eliminating beef  from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you.  She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says,  “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

Saving the planet one hamburger at a time

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

...  there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

Let me be clear...

... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

from Left, Right & Center

During the third presidential debate on Thursday night in Houston, candidate Andrew Yang raised a lot of eyebrows when he said, "My campaign will now give a freedom dividend of $1000 a…

Does Andrew Yang's $1000 promise violate campaign finance laws?

During the third presidential debate on Thursday night in Houston, candidate Andrew Yang raised a lot of eyebrows when he said, "My campaign will now give a freedom dividend of $1000 a…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Black women comprise a key voting block that the 2020 presidential candidates are trying to court. They reliably and overwhelmingly for Democrats in every recent election.

Who do black women voters support in the 2020 election?

Black women comprise a key voting block that the 2020 presidential candidates are trying to court. They reliably and overwhelmingly for Democrats in every recent election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

P eople like Becky Dennison are working to address to one  of America’s most urgent crises with a straightforward approach.

The solution to homelessness is staring us all in the face

P eople like Becky Dennison are working to address to one  of America’s most urgent crises with a straightforward approach.

from Scheer Intelligence

A large chunk of Thursday's Democratic primary debate featured policy brawls about health care policy — including costs, coverage and worries about whether the party is growing too extreme.

Democratic debate exposes deep divides among candidates over health care

A large chunk of Thursday's Democratic primary debate featured policy brawls about health care policy — including costs, coverage and worries about whether the party is growing too extreme.

from NPR

Tensions between China and the U.S. are rising, rife with trade wars and combative speeches.

The close ties between China and California

Tensions between China and the U.S. are rising, rife with trade wars and combative speeches.

from Greater LA

The California Legislature is busy passing landmark legislation before the end of the session on Friday.   
 There’s AB 5, the bill that would require many independent contractors to…

Important bills on worker and tenants’ rights go to Gov. Newsom

The California Legislature is busy passing landmark legislation before the end of the session on Friday.  There’s AB 5, the bill that would require many independent contractors to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In 1950, America had the richest middle class in the world, but now U.S. workers face wage stagnation and historic wealth inequality.

The decline of organized labor and America’s middle class

In 1950, America had the richest middle class in the world, but now U.S. workers face wage stagnation and historic wealth inequality.

from To the Point

The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to formalize impeachment investigation procedures

It’s an impeachment *investigation*

The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to formalize impeachment investigation procedures

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

It’s been decades since recycling became a part of our daily lives and promised that we could live comfortably with the downside of our throwaway culture.

With less recycling and more plastic, state lawmakers push for action

It’s been decades since recycling became a part of our daily lives and promised that we could live comfortably with the downside of our throwaway culture.

from Greater LA

President Trump now plans to get rid of tent encampments and put homeless people in Los Angeles and other west coast cities into government-run facilities.

Trump admin talks about moving California's homeless into federally-backed facilities

President Trump now plans to get rid of tent encampments and put homeless people in Los Angeles and other west coast cities into government-run facilities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand