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Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records

Ciitizen, the company founded by the creators of Gliimpse (an Apple acquisition that’s been incorporated into the company’s HealthKit) which is developing tools to help patients organize and share their medical records, has raised $17 million in new funding. Ciitizen, like Gliimpse before it, is an attempt to break down the barriers that keep patients from being able to record, store, and share their healthcare information with whomever they want in their quest for treatment. The digitization of...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, California, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Andreessen, United States, President, Healthcare, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Head, Bill Maris, Alphabet


Hawkish establishment goes after Tulsi Gabbard

This year it seems every Democrat with a minimum of name recognition is considering running for president. For the party, the surge of enthusiasm comes with a few risks. The biggest is a messy intra-party fight. And so far, the worst sign of the consequences of that conflict is the early effort to torpedo the nascent campaign of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. Gabbard isn’t like the Democrats’ typical candidates. But she’s not one of the restive moderates or the activist socialists, either. On clo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Iraq, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Editorials, West Bank, Lausd, Donald Trump, Bashar Al Assad, Democratic Party, Obama Clinton, National Guard, Tulsi Gabbard


Kirsten Gillibrand Announces She's Running For President

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday night that she will enter the 2020 race for president.“I’m filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States, tonight,” she said in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “As a young mom I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own,” she said.She spoke about her desire to improve healthcare and public schools and taking on “systems of power” that too often leads to inequality. “I know I ha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, Stephen Colbert, California, Senate, Barack Obama, United States, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ucla, Dartmouth College, State, Don


Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserts his independence

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe. Those comments by William Barr at his Senate confirmation hearing pointedly departed from Trump’s own views an...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Emmet, Bob, Kremlin, Republican, Donald Trump


Judge bars Trump administration’s citizenship question from 2020 Census

By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Associated Press NEW YORK — The Trump administration cannot put a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, a federal judge in New York ruled Friday in a boost to proponents of counting immigrants. In a 277-page decision that won’t be the final word on the issue, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled that while such a question would be constitutional, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had moved to add it to the census arbitrarily and had not followed proper admini...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, White House, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ross, Trump


Trump Signals Support For Renewed Assault Weapons Ban

UPDATE: My oldest son points out that this is from a year ago.  I asked him if that is important?  He says, “The Art of War” is necessary for understanding Trump.  It’s difficult to understand whether he’s serious or simply tactically owning or feigning positions.  My response: Then why the red flag laws and bump stock ban? Via Uncle, this isn’t the Onion.  It’s real. President Donald Trump raised the issue, unprompted, during a roughly hour-long televised meeting with Feinstein and other member...
Tags: Congress, California, White House, West Virginia, Military, Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton, Arizona, Gun Control, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, Amy, Feinstein, National Rifle Association, Manchin


DACA recipients being allowed to travel outside U.S. was stopped by Trump. Now they want it back

His mother was dying and he was desperate. So Dario Guerrero Meneses took her to Mexico for an experimental treatment. Guerrero, a DACA recipient, had applied for permission to leave the U.S., but, eager to save his mother, didn’t wait for the answer. That move cost the Long Beach resident, then a student at Harvard University, the immigration status that gave him temporary relief from the fear of deportation. The government figured he self-deported. Guerrero was eventually allowed back into the...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Mexico City, Long Beach


DACA recipients from SoCal go to D.C. with a request: Can we travel?

His mother was dying and he was desperate. So Dario Guerrero Meneses took her to Mexico for an experimental treatment. Guerrero, a DACA recipient, had applied for permission to leave the U.S., but, eager to save his mother, didn’t wait for the answer. That move cost the Long Beach resident, then a student at Harvard University, the immigration status that gave him temporary relief from the fear of deportation. The government figured he self-deported. Guerrero was eventually allowed back into the...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Mexico City, Long Beach


Trump's New Birth Control Rules Are Blocked Nationwide By Federal Judge

A federal court in Pennsylvania issued a national injunction on two Trump administration rules that would make it easier for employers and universities to deny women birth control coverage, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday afternoon.The injunction followed a similar decision by a federal judge in California who blocked the policy in 13 states and the District of Columbia on Sunday night.President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) ensured that birth control wa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Pennsylvania, District Of Columbia, Captivity, Trump, U S District Court, Department of Health and Human Services, Oakland CA, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Maura Healey, Xavier Becerra, Leana


A lot of big-money promises: Newsom’s housing budget explained

No wonder Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped those hints last week about an upcoming “Marshall Plan” for affordable housing. Sure, he’d made ambitious campaign promises to combat California’s housing crisis: leading the effort to build 3.5 million units over the next seven years (an unprecedented rate), jacking up state subsidies for housing reserved for lower-income Californians, and easing regulations so it would be easier to build all types of new housing. But what would he deliver? We got the first g...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, News, California, Housing, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Bay Area News Group


Judge Blocks Trump Effort To Roll Back O’Care Birth Control Rules In 13 States

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood Gilliam granted a request for a preliminary injunction by California, 12 other states and Washington, D.C. The plaintiffs sought to prevent the rules from taking effect as scheduled on Monday while a lawsuit against them moved forward. But Gill...
Tags: News, Obama, California, Washington, Barack Obama, District Of Columbia, Trump, U S Department of Justice, Oakland Calif, Gilliam, Xavier Becerra, Trump Administration, Summer Concepcion, Rhode Island Vermont Virginia Washington, Haywood Gilliam


Billionaire Beach Villain Vinod Khosla has a thought concerning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Vinod Khosla is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who chose to define his legacy through a spectacular legal battle to block access to the public part of a beach are he owns in California. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, whose openly progressive positions (especially a proposal to tax rich people's incomes at 70% after the first $10,000,000 a year) have shocked conservatives into an all-consuming hysteria. Moreover, she's...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, California, Alan Moore, America, New York Times, Silicon Valley, William Shakespeare, Times, Khosla, Vinod Khosla, Aoc, Democratic Party, Boston University, U S House of Representatives


Brace Yourself: Waves Of 2020 Announcements Expected Soon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Ne...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Obama, California, Washington, Senate, White House, New York City, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire


A sensible compromise is needed on Dreamers and border security

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln famously warned, “A house divided against itself cannot stand… half slave and half free… It will become all one thing or all the other.” In 2019, Americans of all political persuasions must come to grips with a similar reality; this country cannot endure permanently half legal and half illegal. We either believe in the sovereignty of our borders or we don’t. If we chose the latter over the former, we will punt away our birthright and America will be a nation in name only...
Tags: Japan, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Mexico, White House, Court, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, San Jose, Nancy Pelosi, Liberal, Republican Party


Trump’s ‘trifecta of ineptitude’ on fires

When I got on the conference call with Gov. Gavin Newsom, along with six other California editorial writers Thursday afternoon, I was thinking back to newspaper photographs from the aftermath of the Camp fire. The then-governor-elect was helping tour President Donald Trump through the devastated town of Paradise. As they walked through Paradise lost, the many images shot that day by photojournalists showed a somewhat astounding — and then again, very humanly understandable — amount of touchy-fee...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, Sport, West, Soccer, Fema, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Paradise, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Larry Wilson, Newsom, Brian Rice, Southern California News Group


Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro


GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach but accepts Trump’s

By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans are uneasily cheering him on. The potential use o...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Alabama, Barack Obama, Georgia, Sport, Austin


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii


Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is running for president in 2020.Gabbard revealed her decision on Friday in an interview with CNN. She said she will make a formal announcement within the next week."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Stephen Colbert, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn


Eight new grants, Ginsburg recovery from surgery “on track”

One day after Politico reported that White House officials were preparing for the possible “death or departure” of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had surgery in late December to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs, the Supreme Court announced today that there was no evidence of any other cancer, and that the 85-year-old Ginsburg would not require any further treatment. Ginsburg’s recovery from surgery is “on track,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement, althoug...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, White House, Usda, United States, South Dakota, United Arab Emirates, Davis, Wisconsin, Lgbtq, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Newton


Tom Steyer, Billionaire Impeachment Activist, Won’t Run Against Trump

Mr. Steyer, the California billionaire, said on Wednesday that he would not seek the White House in 2020 and would instead focus on impeaching the president.
Tags: News, California, White House, Trump, Democratic Party, Tom Steyer, Steyer, Political advertising, Presidential Election of 2020, Thomas F


WA Governor, NYC Mayor Move To Fight Trump’s Obamacare Rollback Agenda

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s governor and New York City’s mayor unveiled major initiatives to expand health insurance coverage Tuesday, the latest moves by key Democratic leaders to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a likely presidential candidate, proposed a publicly run health insurance option for state residents who are not covered by private employers and buying insurance off the marketplace ...
Tags: News, California, Washington, New York City, Barack Obama, Ap, Bill De Blasio, Medicare, Seattle, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Mark, Inslee, Mike Kreidler, WA


Full transcript of Donald Trump's Oval Office address on border security

A transcript of President Donald Trump's Tuesday night address about security along the U.S. southern border, as provided by the White House: My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country....
Tags: News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, US, America, Georgia, Bloomberg, United States, Homeland Security, Customs, Air Force, Donald Trump, Border Patrol


Joshua Tree National Park to close because Trump's shutdown led to damage

Trump's government shutdown, now on day 17 and counting, has led to the closure of Joshua Tree National Park. The park announced today, Tuesday January 8, that it will temporarily close “effective 8 am on Thursday, January 10, to allow park staff to address sanitation, safety, and resource protection issues in the park that have arisen during the lapse in appropriations.” Officials at the popular California park say some of the iconic desert trees (Yucca brevifolia) and other ancient element...
Tags: Post, News, California, White House, US news, National Parks, Donald Trump, Shutdown, National Park, Trump, Joshua, Jackie Speier, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park, Picks


Harris’ Prosecutorial Past Defense In Memoir Ramps Up 2020 Speculation

WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a “progressive prosecutor” and says it’s a “false choice” to decide between supporting the police and advocating for greater scrutiny of law enforcement. The argument is aimed at liberal critics of her record who argue she was sometimes ...
Tags: News, Justice, Maryland, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Missouri, Iowa, New Jersey, Ferguson


Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2018, Including His Forthcoming Netflix Projects

It has become a tradition for Steven Soderbergh to release a list of everything that he watched throughout the preceding year, encompassing feature films, television shows, and short films, and he certainly didn’t slow down his viewing habits at all this year, even if he maybe spent too much time watching the Winter Olympics in February last year. Last year’s list from Steven Soderbergh features no less than nine viewings of Ocean’s 8, and since the movie didn’t come out until June 5, 2018, it ...
Tags: Movies, California, White House, Virginia, US, America, Atlanta, Syria, Sea, Munich, Olympics, Ocean, Marseille, Ricky Gervais, Denmark, Silicon Valley


Newsom sworn in as California governor, decries Trump 'corruption and incompetence'

The Democrat has long sparred with President Donald Trump, and plans to continue to oppose the White House on major policy issues.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, White House, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Newsom


Expert: Census Citizenship Query Would Worsen Latino, Non-Citizen Undercount

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration’s decision to include the question for the first time in 70 years. Colm O’Muircheartaigh, a professor at the University of Chicago, said the question would reduce the percentage of Latinos and non-citizens who respond to the census questionna...
Tags: New York, News, California, White House, San Francisco, Ap, Commerce, University Of Chicago, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, Jeff, U S Justice Department, Commerce Department, Census Bureau


CA Governor Slams WH’s ‘Corruption And Incompetence’ In Inaugural Speech

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White House’s “corruption and incompetence.” “People’s lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe — they all hang in the balance,” Newsom, 51, declared to a crowd of hundreds packed into a tent outside the Capitol. Newsom took the helm as California’s 40th...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, White House, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Richmond California, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Compton, Brown, Sacramento Calif


California foie gras ban not lifted by US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a ban on the use of foie gras — the fattened livers of force-fed ducks and geese. The ban was upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena. Above, foie gras is seen in a dish at Vaca in Costa Mesa in a file photo. (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the foie gras industry’s latest challenge to California’s ban against the French delicacy made from the fat...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Dining, Peta, Pasadena, US supreme court, Trump, U S Supreme Court



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