Democrats on oversight panel to quiz ex-Trump lawyer Cohen on hush money payments: memo

Cohen will be asked in the House of Representatives Oversight Committee about his decade of work as Trump's personal lawyer and self-described "fixer" before he pleaded guilty to crimes last year and turned on his former boss. A Democratic staff memo outlining plans for the hearing said Trump's lawyers "appeared to provide false information" to federal ethics officials about whether Trump reimbursed Cohen for hush payments made to a former adult film star known as Stormy Daniels, who said she h...
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US House passes bill rejecting Donald Trump's border wall emergency

In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the US-Mexico border in order to build a wall there. By a vote of 245-182, the House passed the resolution, setting up a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate where the resolution's chances were slimmer, but seemed to be improving. While passage was a victory for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the tally ...
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9th Circuit gets another Trump-picked judge

While this might not get a lot of discussion here, just a little PSA that President Trump is pushing ahead with nominations to the 9th Circuit and the Senate is confirming them. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nin...tion-with-dems Quote: 9th Circuit gets another Trump-picked judge, after White House bypasses consultation with Dems The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Trump's nominee to be a judge on the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a party-line...
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Republican Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Cathy McMorris Rodgers vote to block Trump’s emergency declaration

Both congresswomen said that they supported Trump's push for a wall, but were voting to preserve the powers delegated to Congress.
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Land bill that includes Feinstein’s attempts to protect California’s deserts wins House approval, heads to Trump’s desk

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed its first significant public lands conservation bill in years, designating more than 1 million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizing a federal program to pay for conservation measures. There are several benefits for California, including an expansion of two of the most visited national parks in the California desert and designation of nearly 80 miles of scenic rivers while providing new off-highway vehicle re...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Ivanka Trump: 'A living wage isn't a gift, it's a right'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after the senior White House adviser said she doesn't think most people believe in the freshman lawmaker's proposal for guaranteed jobs for all Americans.
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LA County officials think they can do a better job than feds managing LA, San Gabriel rivers

The Los Angeles County Flood Control District has a message for the federal government: Thank you, but we’ll take it from here. The keepers of more than 500 miles of the Los Angeles, San Gabriel and Rio Hondo rivers — mostly concrete passages steering storm runoff away from homes and streets into catch basins and ultimately the ocean — want to take over about 40 miles of channels owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. By a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, t...
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Governors eyeing White House may struggle to raise money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to use the governor’s mansion to launch a campaign for the White House are likely to run into a major hurdle: money, or rather, a lack thereof. Of the current and former governors who are considering a presidential campaign, including Jay Inslee of Washington, Steve Bullock of Montana and John […]
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Who's Actually Worked For A Living, Just Fact-Checked Ivanka Trump

Photo: REX/Shutterstock. In her 2009 self-help book The Trump Card: Playing to Win In Work and Life, Ivanka Trump (or, her ghostwriter) recalls her first entrepreneurial venture: a lemonade stand with her brothers. She makes sure to point out that their parents didn't help them at all, and that their stand's location "at the end of a cul-de-sac in an affluent community of spacious homes on sprawling properties" kept them from having any customers. You almost begin to think that she underst...
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You might have unclaimed property from California, but the process can be frustrating (and watch for scams)

Just for giggles, Paul Hegness entered his name into the California state controller’s online database for unclaimed property, where more than 48 million items worth $9.3 billion await their rightful owners. “What a surprise!” said Hegness of Newport Beach, delighted to discover $83 from an insurance company he did business with years ago. Delighted, that is, until he tried to claim that money. He spent 15 minutes filling out an online form, then got a response saying his claim could not be made...
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Is Trump racist? 2020 Democrats are split on the question

A pair of Democratic presidential candidates blasted President Donald Trump as racist on Tuesday, adding to a growing debate among the White House hopefuls over how far to go in criticizing the president. In a statement to The Associated Press, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar directly called Trump a racist. “His policies on issues like voting […]
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House Passes Bill to Block President Trump’s Emergency Over the Border Wall

13 Republicans backed the Democrats' resolution
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Democrat-led House passes bill blocking Trump’s national emergency declaration on border wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall, escalating a clash over whether he was abusing his powers to advance his paramount campaign pledge. The House’s 245-182 vote to block Trump’s national emergency declaration throws the political hot potato to the Republican-run Senate, where there were already enough GOP defections to edge it to the cusp of passage. Vice...
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House Moves to Block Trump From Declaring Emergency to Build Wall

WASHINGTON — The House passed a resolution to block President Donald Trump from declaring a national emergency as a means to build a barrier along the southern border. The resolution passed 245-182, with 13 Republicans joining with Democrats. It will next go to the Senate, which has just over two weeks to bring it to […]
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California needs to boost education spending, says LA City Council

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, right, offers doughnuts to teachers picketing in front of the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, the third day of the LAUSD strike by UTLA teachers. The City Council voted Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, to approve a resolution calling for the state to increase spending on education. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — A little over a month removed from a strike by the Los Angeles teachers ...
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LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia announces City Council bid

LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia has announced her intention to run for the Los Angeles City Council. (File photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education President Monica Garcia announced Monday that she plans to seek the City Council seat to be vacated by Jose Huizar in 2020. Garcia has served on the school board since 2006 and joins former state Sen. Kevin de Leon as the second high-profile politician to enter the r...
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History of Canada's BeaverTail donut

The sweet aroma as you approach the little red-roofed chalet signals fresh pastries straight ahead. But these aren’t just any baked goods. They’re a giant, deep-fried delicacy called BeaverTails, and they’re as symbolically Canadian as the buck-toothed rodent they’re named after. They’re not real beaver tails, of course (although a smaller number of people eat those as well). This BeaverTail is a ball of whole-wheat dough that’s hand-stretched into a long, flat oval — the same shape as its na...
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How A NY Prosecutor With A ‘Trump Ally’ Reputation Won Over Skeptics

NEW YORK (AP) — When Geoffrey S. Berman became the top federal prosecutor in New York, some skeptics worried he would be President Donald Trump’s puppet. A year later, the Trump camp is suggesting he is part of the crowd that is out to “get” the president. Berman is a Republican who contributed to the president’s election campaign, worked for the same law firm as Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani and was put in his job by the Trump administration. But now, as U.S. attorney in the Southern Distri...
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Trump and Kim to meet for dinner at colonial-era Hanoi hotel

The White House said Trump would meet Kim at Hanoi's French-colonial-era Metropole Hotel at 6:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) and have a 20-minute one-on-one conversation before a dinner scheduled to last just over an hour and a half. Trump flew into Hanoi on Air Force One late on Tuesday. "Just arrived in Vietnam," he wrote in a Twitter post.
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Up up and Huawei in my beautiful buffoon: Trump sparks panic by tying tech kit ban, charges to China trade negotiations

National security, sanctions allegations, pfft, you don't understand the art of the deal Efforts to pressure the White House into banning Huawei hardware from America's networks may have backfired.…
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Climate hearings stoke division over 'fairy tale' Green New Deal, Trump's commitment to science

On Tuesday, Congress held the first of what will be several hearings this week on the challenges of climate change. But the hearings could not avoid partisan comments about the Green New Deal and the Trump administration's plan to have a controversial climate change skeptic lead a White House committee to scrutinize climate science.
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Illegal L.A. marijuana shops could have water, power shut off

Los Angeles is aiming to crack down on illegal pot shops by cutting off their utilities. (AP file photo) LOS ANGELES — With hundreds of illegal marijuana shops continuing to operate in Los Angeles, the City Council moved forward with a plan Tuesday aimed at cracking down on the businesses by shutting off their utilities. The idea of shutting off water and power at illegal pot shops was proposed last year by Councilwomen Nury Martinez and Monica Rodriguez, and the council voted 13-0 to have the...
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Powell deflects again when asked about Trump relationship

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday was again asked about his relationship with the White House in setting interest rate policy -- only this time, it was during testimony before the Senate Banking committee.
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White House attacks Cohen before testimony about Trump

President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen is set to testify publicly under oath about Trump to the House Oversight Committee. CNN's Pam Brown reports that Trump is expected to stay up overnight in Vietnam to watch the hearing.
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Trump made history: introducing tax cuts made him LESS popular

Politicians love introducing tax-cuts, because they're reliable vote-getters, even if they're structured to blow up later by giving massive breaks to the super-rich and more modest breaks to middle-class voters, resulting in mounting deficits and eventual service cuts. But Trump has managed the impossible: he signed trillions of dollars of tax-cuts into law and lost in the polls as a result. Trump managed this feat by handing middle-class and poor people tax bills instead of refunds, whil...
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Pramila Jayapal to introduce Medicare-for-all bill that would overhaul nation’s health-care system

The legislation would expand not just who's covered by Medicare but also the services Medicare covers.
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FTC Launches Task Force to Monitor Big Tech

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is launching a task force to monitor technology markets, and its scrutiny will include proposed mergers and ones that have already taken place. The task force will take enforcement action “when warranted,” the FTC said. The move is a response to increased concerns among Democrats and Republicans over the […]
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Government verdict on no-deal Brexit: food price hikes, Dover delays and £13bn cost to business - as it happened

Brexit department publishes the government’s assessment of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the UKMPs will get vote on extending article 50 if no deal agreed, PM saysMay’s Commons statement - SummaryMay’s statement and the reaction - Snap analysisSummary of government report on impact of no-deal Brexit 8.03pm GMT Here’s a summary of the day’s latest events: Related: Economy could be 9% weaker under no-deal Brexit, government says 7.17pm GMT The DUP’s leader and deputy leader, Arlene ...
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Trump’s Wall Emergency Heads for Clash in Congress Within Hours

The resolution is destined to pass the House, where the Democrats hold a majority, and probably will clear the GOP-controlled Senate in coming weeks. With the votes, both parties will be staking out ground on what’s likely to be one of the more divisive issues in the 2020 election, while also highlighting a power struggle that’s been brewing for years between Congress and the White House over how much control a gridlocked legislature should cede to the executive branch. It also sets the tone f...
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Top strategists split from Bernie Sanders for his 2020 White House run

Prominent consultants Tad Devine, Mark Longabaugh and Julian Mulvey, who played leading roles in Sanders' insurgent 2016 presidential campaign, said they would not work on the Vermont senator's 2020 bid for the Democratic nomination, which was launched last week. "We are leaving because we believe that Senator Sanders deserves to have media consultants who share his creative vision for the campaign," the three said in a joint statement. It also put together the video that Sanders used to launc...
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