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Congressman Darrell Issa held two town hall meetings on Saturday in Oceanside, where there were 1000 attendees and more than 100 protesters. Issa faced a lot of questions about replacing Obamacare, the administration’s ties to Russia, and the future of climate policies and immigration.
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Indivisible is a startup political group that has been driving attendance at town halls across the nation. We learn more about the group.
The DSA has tripled its membership over the last year. Members rallied during last week’s women’s strike. They protested Eric Garcetti’s mayoral victory, demanding the mayor take a stronger stance against deportation.
“The Camp of the Saints” was first published in 1973, and it predicts the end of Western civilization when hordes of Indians and other dark-skinned people invade. Breitbart and President Trump’s advisor Steve Bannon cite it.
While Highway 1 is expected to reopen later this week, a bridge connecting the northern and southern parts of Big Sur could be out for the rest of the year. What will this mean for the upcoming tourist season and for the people who survive on that money?
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