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Presidential candidate Julian Castro offers a blue vision of America to students at UCLA

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks to about 450 students in Moore Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, Mar 4, 2019. Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, outlined his priorities if he were to win. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks to about 450 students in Moore Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, Mar 4, 2019. Castro, the Secretary of Housing a...
Tags: Obama, California, Elizabeth Warren, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, United States, Paris, Medicare, San Antonio, Castro, Ucla, Trump, Democratic


What Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech

Artificial intelligence, automation, tech monopolies, and privacy are bound to be contentious issues in the 2020 presidential election. Many Democrats who have announced bids have already made their opinions on big tech known.  Senator Bernie Sanders played a significant role in getting Amazon to pay its workers $15 an hour, while Cory Booker once took a $100 million donation while he was mayor of Newark from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here is what Democrats running for president in 2020 ha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York, Navy, Washington Post, Virginia, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Trends, Afghanistan, New Jersey, Newark


Julián Castro launches presidential bid with speech in Texas

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Julián Castro launches presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Julián Castro set to launch presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, is expected to announce his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Get Ready For A Post-Election Push To Slash Social Programs

Made possible by I t was the least surprising October surprise in recent memory. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an interview with Bloomberg News, was asked about the federal deficit, which ballooned to $779 billion last year after the implementation of the Trump tax cuts. “It’s very disturbing, and it’s driven by the three big entitlement programs that are very popular: Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid,” McConnell said matter-of-factly. “There’s been a bipartisan reluctanc...
Tags: Utah, New York, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Features, Democrats, Gop


‘They Told Me I Would Never See Her Again’: Deported Parents Lose Kids To Adoption

As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: “They want to steal my daughter!” It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the border into Texas and U.S. immigration authorities seized her daughter and told her she would never see the girl again. What followed — one foster family’s initially successful attempt to wi...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Texas, News, Obama, California, Disney, Barack Obama, Ap, Dhs, Chicago, United States, Missouri, Nebraska, Jesus, Michigan


‘They Told Me I Would Never See Her Again’: Some Deported Parents Lose Kids To Adoption

As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: “They want to steal my daughter!” It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the border into Texas and U.S. immigration authorities seized her daughter and told her she would never see the girl again. What followed — one foster family’s initially successful attempt to wi...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Texas, News, Obama, California, Disney, Barack Obama, Ap, Dhs, Chicago, United States, Missouri, Nebraska, Jesus, Michigan


Welcome To The Next Big Court Battle Over Trump’s Immigration Policies

The Trump administration’s immigration policies have taken a beating in federal court over the past few weeks, with multiple judges issuing injunctions to force the administration to undo the damage caused by forcibly separating thousands of immigrant families. Now, a lawsuit filed by 17 Democratic attorneys general seeks to go further. Starting later this week, the attorneys general will ask a federal judge in Seattle to order the Trump administration to reunite every family without charging th...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Los Angeles, Ferguson, States, Dc, Seattle, District Of Columbia, Trump, San Antonio Texas, Bob Ferguson, National Immigration Law Center, AG


More than 1,000 migrant parents reunited with their children; but 463 deported

With a court-ordered deadline looming, the government said Tuesday it has reunited 1,012 migrant parents with their children, less than half of the families it must reunify by Thursday. But court filings also show that at least 463 adults were deported, possibly without their children, a move that has alarmed immigration advocates who describe the entire process as traumatic to the families involved. “This is a travesty of epic proportion. We should be ashamed,” said Alida Garcia, coalitions and...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, California, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Central America, Justice Department, Refugee, Falcon, Trump, Riverside, San Antonio Texas


NAACP lifts travel advisory against American Airlines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying the company is making improvements that address worries about African-Americans being subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions while flying. NAACP President Derrick Johnson made the announcement at the NAACP’s national convention in San Antonio, Texas. The NAACP issued the advisory […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Ap, Naacp, American Airlines, San Antonio Texas, Derrick Johnson, Nation & World Politics


When Does the Shooting Begin?

Opinion by Erick Erickson When Does the Shooting Begin? USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Each time Republicans do something Democrats do not like, Democrats escalate their rhetoric. The right is not immune from this, but the right is in power right now, so conservatives have less with which to drive fear.After the Southern Poverty Law Center declared the Christian based Family Research Council a hate group intent on harming gay rights, Floyd Lee Corkins walked into the Council's offices with Chick-fil-...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, White House, Russia, Nbc News, Atlanta, United States, Yale, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Council, Family Research Council


Texas shooting: Boy, 5, among 26 worshippers killed after gunman opens fire at Sutherland Springs church

At least 26 worshippers, including a five-year-old and a pregnant woman, were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a small church in a quiet Texas town on Sunday. America's latest mass shooting happened during a Sunday service at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a community of 400 people about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said 26 people died, with the victims ranging in age from 5 to 72 years old. The gunman was dressed all in black tactica...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, Texas, News, Cbs News, US, America, Barack Obama, Ap, Bbc, Theresa May, Ted Cruz, Las Vegas, Air Force, Donald Trump


Centerbridge Partners to acquire Highmark Health’s Davis Vision: Reuters

Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners LP said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy a majority stake in U.S. health insurer Highmark Health’s managed vision care benefits unit Davis Vision unit for an undisclosed amount. The deal provides a cash boost to the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit as it tries to cope with losses as a result of covering patients in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia under U.S. President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Centerbridge will also take a minority stake in ...
Tags: West Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, United States, Barclays, Pittsburgh, Reuters, Luxottica Group SpA, San Antonio Texas, Macquarie Capital, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP, Highmark, Centerbridge Partners, PE Deals, Harris Williams Co, LensCrafters


Everything The Feds Want To Know About Freshly Lawyered-Up Jared Kushner

One of the White House advisers closest to President Donald Trump is beefing up his legal representation for the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election: Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. In addition to his personal attorney, Jamie Gorelick, Kushner has retained veteran criminal defense lawyer Abbe Lowell to help handle his response to special counsel Robert Mueller’s sprawling probe, according to reports that surfaced Monday. Lowell has been involved in some of th...
Tags: Post, News, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Crimea, Moscow, Wisconsin, Manhattan, Michigan, Fifth Avenue, Kremlin


Boeing blamed for maintenance errors on Air Force One

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boeing mechanics are to blame for accidental contamination of oxygen systems aboard one of the modified Boeing 747 planes known as Air Force One used for presidential travel, the Air Force said in an investigation report. The plane was undergoing extensive maintenance at a Boeing facility in San Antonio, Texas, when the […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Ap, Air Force, Boeing, San Antonio Texas, Nation & World Politics


Trump Campaign Donors Still Paying Bigly For Trump Tower Digs

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Tags: New York, News, Washington, New York City, Barack Obama, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Trump Tower, San Antonio Texas, Trump International Hotel, FEC, Federal Election Commission, Weissman, Robert Weissman


ICE May Deport More People With U.S. Ties If Border Crossings Keep Dropping

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Tags: News, Obama, Mexico, White House, United States, State Department, Honduras, Donald Trump, Central America, Huffington Post, Trump, Roque Planas, Mills, San Antonio Texas, Customs Enforcement, El Salvador Guatemala


Lara Trump hired by Trump campaign’s digital vendor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The digital vendor for President Donald Trump’s political campaign has hired a new senior consultant: the president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump. The New Yorker, Eric Trump’s wife, will serve as a liaison for San Antonio, Texas-based Giles-Parscale to Trump’s ongoing campaign, based at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Giles-Parscale President Brad Parscale says she’s […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Tower, San Antonio Texas, Eric Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Lara Trump, Giles Parscale, Manhattan Giles Parscale, Brad Parscale


Federal Judge Tells Immigrants If They Don't Support Donald Trump, 'You Need To Go To Another Country'

Just another day in Donald Trump's America! At an American citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, a judge presiding over welcoming new citizens to the country is now under fire after making some questionable pro-Trump comments that went just a little too far for the new arrivals. Related: Remember, Trump Actually Lost... BIGLY! On Thursday night, Judge John Primomo (pictured, above) told new citizens at the ceremony some disturbing things about supporting Trump or leaving the country altoge...
Tags: Celebs, Texas, News, NFL, America, Barack Obama, United States, Wacky, Citizenship, Scary, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Trump, San Antonio Texas, Politik


Centerbridge, FFL offer nearly $2 billion for Highmark’s vision unit, say sources: Reuters

Buyout firms Centerbridge Partners LP and Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC (FFL) have teamed up to buy U.S. health insurer Highmark Health‘s vision unit for close to $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. A deal would provide a cash boost to the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit as it tries to cope with losses as a result of covering patients in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia under U.S. President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Highmark has spoken with several companies an...
Tags: West Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, United States, Pittsburgh, Reuters, San Antonio Texas, Highmark, PE Deals, FFL, Pennsylvania Delaware, Centerbridge, Highmark Health, Centerbridge Partners LP


Reporting From the Texas Democratic Convention

I'm in San Antonio, Texas, for the Texas Democratic Convention which will last from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon. I'm attending as a delegate for Hillary Clinton. I will be blogging about my experiences at the convention over the next few days. I support Hillary for three reasons. Her candidacy brings the possibility that the United States will finally have a woman as president. She is more electable than Bernie Sanders.  And above all, I feel compelled to do whatever I can to ke...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Religion, Uncategorized, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, United States, Current Affairs, Ted Cruz, Islam, Donald Trump, Hillary, Muslims, San Antonio, Bernie Sanders, Trump


Donald Trump Makes Me Proud To Be Mexican

I was recently waiting to board a plane in Chicago when a fellow passenger asked me: “Are you Muslim?” I was taken aback. “No,” I said. “I’m Mexican.” I felt her glare. Apparently, all I’d done was move from one group Donald Trump reviles to another. I’m proud of my heritage. But I shouldn’t have to explain why I have brown skin. Or that I’m fourth-generation Mexican-American in the U.S. Or that I was born in Chicago. My father, who is also Mexican-American, was born and raised ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Mexico, Race, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Indiana, Chicago, Culture, House, Iowa, Paul ryan, North Carolina, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Trump


Trump's America Wouldn't Have Welcomed This Muslim Military Hero

Nearly 6,000 members of the U.S. military self-identify as Muslim, according to the Pentagon. Their next commander-in-chief could be a man who has called for a blanket ban on all people of their faith from entering the U.S. Here, in his own words, is the story of how one immigrant -- who happens to be Muslim -- joined the U.S. Army, fought overseas, became a citizen, won a Bronze Star, and is now worried about the possibility of raising his children in a country where Donald Trump is president....
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, White House, America, Barack Obama, Afghanistan, United States, Pakistan, Army, Muslim, Fox News, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Huffington Post


Division III Athletics: Keeping the Balance

Becoming president at Centre College in July 1998 represented my first hands-on experience with NCAA competition at the Division III level, and I must tell you that I quickly became a strong advocate for the style of athletic competition delivered by Centre and institutions like it. Division III athletics is about the business of building better young men and women--tomorrow's citizen-leaders, as I like to say. I will come back to this, and it will be increasingly clear why I have become such a ...
Tags: White House, America, Ted, Miami, Ncaa, Ohio, Duke, Huffington Post, Mark, Luke, Roosevelt, San Antonio Texas, Teddy Roosevelt, Ohio University, Susie, University of Richmond


Kennedy Center honors Al Green for soul and staying power

RELATED LINKS Kennedy Center honors singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting and more Legendary saxophonist Johnny Rollins on his enduring love for jazz Soul musician Curtis Harding on keeping with tradition and staying current GWEN IFILL: Last night, the annual Kennedy Center Honors were awarded to five artists for elevating the cultural vibrancy of the nation, singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, comedienne Lily Tomlin, and actor...
Tags: Music, England, London, Washington, America, Barack Obama, Green, Arkansas, Performing Arts, Gwen Ifill, Kennedy Center, Rolling Stone, Justin Timberlake, Memphis, Al Green, Patricia McBride



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