Politics


Posts filtered by tags: Soccer[x]


 

Despite skepticism and opposition, LA County creates homelessness commission

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness. The recommendation for a commission came from Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who warned that unless cities have more input into how Measure H dollars are spent, the county won’t have the support it needs to ensure future funding. “Homelessness is a major crisis affecting our communities at every level, and it’s time for sweeping changes to the system,” Barg...
Tags: Politics, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Barger, LA County, Hahn, Bonin


Senate has reportedly reached deal on infrastructure

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans reached a deal with Democrats on Wednesday over major outstanding issues in a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and said they are ready to vote to take up the bill. An evening test vote was possible. Lead GOP negotiator Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio made the announcement at the Capitol, flanked by four other Republican senators who have been in talks with Democrats and the White House on the bipartisan package. “We now...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Ohio


LA council expected to approve ordinance restricting homeless encampments, sleeping

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council is expected Wednesday to finalize a controversial ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city, including within 500 feet of schools, day care facilities, parks and libraries. Thirteen council members voted to approve the ordinance on July 1 — but with Councilman Mike Bonin and Councilwoman Nithya Raman dissenting, the ordinance fell short of the unanimous approval need...
Tags: Politics, News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Kevin, Bonin, City News Service, LA City Council


Gov. Newsom pulls his kids from summer camp with no mask requirement

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Tuesday he pulled his children out of a summer day camp that did not require kids to wear masks, a violation of state policy that Newsom’s spokeswoman said he and his wife missed when reviewing communication from the camp. “The Newsoms were concerned to see unvaccinated children unmasked indoors at a camp their children began attending yesterday and after seeing this, removed the kids from the cam...
Tags: Politics, News, California, La, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Kathleen Ronayne, LA County, Mellon, Newsom, Kevin Kiley, Erin Mellon


GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, in a special congressional election runoff near Dallas is likely to be celebrated by Trump antagonists who have warned against his continued hold on the GOP...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Republicans, Congress, US, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Dallas, Donald Trump, Trump, Wright, Austin Texas


DoJ won’t defend GOP lawmaker in Capitol riot suit

By Eric Beech | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had asked the Justice Department consider him covered by the Westfall Act, which protects federal employees from being sued for actions taken as part of their jobs, in relations to the lawsuit brought by Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell. The Justice Depa...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, Courts, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Reuters, Democratic, Capitol, Brooks


Robert Moses, civil rights activist who led voter registration drives, dies at 86

By Rebecca Santana | Associated Press Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Moses, who was widely referred to as Bob, worked to dismantle segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement and was central to the...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Obituaries, Obituary, Bob, Moses, Jim Crow, Black, South


FBI got inside a KKK group plotting a murder in 2015

By Jason Dearen | Associated Press PALATKA, Fla. — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted another man, who’d pulled up in a metallic blue sedan. They met behind an old fried chicken shack in rural north Florida. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said. It was shorthand for “Klansman, I greet you.” Birds...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Crime, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, California, Washington, Senate, China, Iraq, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Fbi


White House, Senators in crunch time for infrastructure deal

By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be spent on public transit remains in question and a new dispute flared over the regulat...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Biden, Irs, Kamala Harris


Senators, White House in crunch time on infrastructure deal

By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, senators and the White House worked furiously Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure intensifying on all sides to wrap up talks on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Despite weeks of closed-door discussions, several issues are still unresolved over the nearly $1 trillion package. How money would be spent on public transit remains in question and a new dispute flared over the regulation of broadba...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Biden


Canada border guards vote to strike days ahead of border opening

By Moira Warburton | Reuters VANCOUVER – Canadian border guards and customs officials voted on Tuesday to go on strike just days before fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada, unions representing the workers said, a move that could potentially cause disruptions and hurt businesses emerging out of the pandemic-driven economic downturn. A strike would slow down commercial traffic at the land border, the unions said, as well as impact international mail a...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, World news, Canada, Soccer, Reuters, Weber, CBSa, National News, Mark Weber, CIU, Canada Border Services Agency CBSA, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, PSAC, Coronavirus


CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

By MIKE STOBBE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. Citing new information about the variant’s ability to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors at schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination s...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Associated Press, St Louis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Georgetown University, Department of Veterans Affairs


LA County approves guaranteed income pilot program for 150 from age 18 to 24

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan Tuesday for a three-year pilot program to provide $1,204 per month to 150 county residents age 18-24. The money would go to youth transitioning out of foster care or probation who are currently receiving general relief benefits and participating in the Department of Public Social Services’ TAYportunity program. As envisioned by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Janice Hahn, who co-authored the motion, the program wou...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Board of Supervisors, Barger, LA County, Solis, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hilda Solis, Janice Hahn, DPSS, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

By MIKE STOBBE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Citing new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status. The new guidance follows recen...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Associated Press, St Louis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Georgetown University, Mississippi Louisiana Alabama, Jen Psaki


LA County Sheriff spurns records demand on deputy-involved shootings as ‘utter nonsense’

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Tuesday morning, July 27, slammed a push to force his department to release database records to the county’s inspector general, calling the county’s watchdog “corrupt” and the effort itself  “utter nonsense.” For months, Inspector General Max Huntsman has been calling on the department to allow his office access to computer records that include body-worn camera video for the purpose of reviewing Sheriff department conduct and oversight. A Board of Su...
Tags: Politics, News, Shootings, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Anthony, OIG, Luna, Board, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, LA County, HUNTSMAN, Vargas


Mike Pompeo says faith in God should drive GOP, nation as he returns to Southern California

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with attendees after his speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Monday, July 26, 2021. This was part of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s speaker series “A Time for Choosing.” (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Monday, July 26, 2021. This was part of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Inst...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Congress, China, Israel, Alabama, America, Reagan, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan


Infrastructure talks hit snags as Senate pressure rises

By Lisa Mascaro, Alexandra Jaffe and Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senators ran into new problems Monday as they raced to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal, with pressure mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, serious roadblocks remain. Disputes have surfaced over how much money should go to public transit and water projects. And other disagreements over spending and wage requirements for highways, bro...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, House, Associated Press, Republican, Biden


CSUN ethnic studies expert withdraws in protest from OC Board of Education panel

One of five panelists scheduled to talk about ethnic studies at an Orange County Board of Education town hall Tuesday night is withdrawing from the forum in protest, complaining that other panelists are not experts on the subject and in fact, oppose it. Theresa Montaño, a Cal State Northridge professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department, wrote in a resignation letter Monday, July 26, that “this panel will not effectively inform the community or build meaningful dialogue about Ethnic S...
Tags: Politics, Education, Sport, Soccer, Local Politics, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, Board of Education, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, CSUN, Mohan, Rossmoor, Montano, Cal State Northridge


Expert withdraws in protest from Orange County Board of Education ethnic studies panel

One of five panelists scheduled to talk about ethnic studies at an Orange County Board of Education town hall Tuesday night is withdrawing from the forum in protest, complaining that other panelists are not experts on the subject and in fact, oppose it. Theresa Montaño, a Cal State Northridge professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department, wrote in a resignation letter Monday, July 26, that “this panel will not effectively inform the community or build meaningful dialogue about Ethnic S...
Tags: Politics, Education, Sport, Soccer, Local Politics, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, Board of Education, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Mohan, Rossmoor, Montano, Cal State Northridge, Top Stories LADN


Bill aims to decertify police in CA for serious misconduct

By Robert Lewis | CalMatters On a Wednesday afternoon in April 2018, Gardena police officers got a “triple beeper” over their radios — three high-pitched squawks signaling an emergency. As many as 20 shots reportedly had been fired near a local park. “That kind of gets you a little adrenaline squirt going,” Gardena Police Officer Michael Robbins would later tell investigators. In minutes, a 25-year-old Black man, Kenneth Ross Jr., was dead — shot twice and killed by Officer Robbins as he ran pa...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bradford, Peace Officers Research Association Of California, Bill, Oakland, Ross, Robbins, Robert Lewis


With COVID surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

By AAMER MADHANI | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States will keep existing COVID-19 travel restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant, according to a White House official. President Joe Biden earlier this month said that his administration was “in the process” of considering how soon the U.S. could lift the ban on European travel bound for the U.S. after the issue was raised by German Chancellor A...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Washington, White House, Angela Merkel, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Associated Press, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ucla


Trump’s lawsuit brings needed scrutiny to Big Tech

Last month, Facebook’s “oversight board” announced that the company would bar former president Donald Trump from the social media network’s platforms for two years, which by total coincidence is exactly one congressional election cycle. At that point, the board said, it will consider whether the nation has the same levels of “violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly, and other markers of civil unrest.” The board’s evaluation of American society’s stability will determine whether the 45th pres...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Microsoft, California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Donald Trump, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Apple Google, House Judiciary Committee


Unlikely partners Cheney, Pelosi team up for Jan. 6 probe

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker’s office as the group prepared for the first session of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Pelosi spoke of the “solemn responsibility” before them and raised her water glass to Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president and the sole Republ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, Iraq, America, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Soccer, Gop, Wyoming, House


Crews in Oregon make progress on massive Bootleg fire

By Nathan Howard | Associated Press BLY, Ore. — The nation’s largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California. The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said. At least 2,000 homes were order...
Tags: Politics, News, Climate Change, California, Montana, Oregon, Environment, Sport, West, Soccer, Wildfires, Associated Press, Jordan, Nevada, CAL FIRE, Lake Tahoe


Alabama Republican Gov. Ivey: ‘Start blaming the unvaccinated folks’

By Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday called out “the unvaccinated folks” for the rise in Covid-19 cases in her state, a remarkable plea at a time when many GOP leaders are refusing to urge people to get vaccinated even as Covid-19 cases surge in many parts of the country. “Folks are supposed to have common sense. But it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down,” Ivey told re...
Tags: Congress, Cdc, White House, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Cancun, Birmingham Alabama, Los Cabos, Ivey, Jen Psaki


Alabama Gov. Ivey: ‘Start blaming the unvaccinated folks’

By Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday called out “the unvaccinated folks” for the rise in Covid-19 cases in her state, a remarkable plea at a time when many GOP leaders are refusing to urge people to get vaccinated even as Covid-19 cases surge in many parts of the country. “Folks are supposed to have common sense. But it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down,” Ivey told re...
Tags: Congress, Cdc, White House, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Cancun, Birmingham Alabama, Los Cabos, Ivey, Sylmar


Ex-Rep. Katie Hill ordered to pay more attorneys’ fees in revenge porn case

LOS ANGELES — A judge who previously dismissed Salem Media Group as a defendant in former Rep. Katie Hill’s revenge porn lawsuit, alleging nude photos of her were published without her permission, ordered the ex-congresswoman to pay the company nearly $55,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco ruled on April 21 that Salem Media, owner of the conservative blog RedState.com, had shown that the photos were matters of legitimate interest involving a public ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Smith, Ventura County, Garcia, Capitol, Hill, Antelope, Los Angeles Superior Court


Free money for all? Garcetti hopes guaranteed income test brings big change

By Sara Burnett | The Associate Press By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway for some officials: That putting tax dollars in people’s pockets is achievable and can be a lifeline to those struggling to get by. Now a growing number of mayors and other leaders say they want to determine for sure whether programs like these are the best way to reduce poverty, lessen inequality and get peo...
Tags: Lyft, Business, New York, Minneapolis, Congress, California, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Stockton, University of Pennsylvania, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump


Poll: Most unvaccinated American say they’ll refuse the shot

By Tammy Webber and Emily Swanson | Associated Press Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states. Among American adults who have not yet received a vaccine, 35% say they probably will not, and 45% say they definitely will not, acc...
Tags: Obama, Cdc, Washington, La, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Nevada, Louisiana, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cancun, Orlando Florida


More help coming to stem foreclosures

By Nancy Cook | Bloomberg The White House on Friday announced plans to expand aid for mortgage borrowers who have fallen behind on payments during the coronavirus pandemic. Enhanced assistance will be provided to homeowners with government-backed mortgages who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, with the aim cutting some monthly payments by roughly 25%, according to a White House fact sheet. The move is designed to more closely align options for mortgages backed by the Department of H...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, Housing, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Biden, Fannie Mae, Foreclosures, Nancy Cook, Bloomberg the White House, Coronavirus Economy, Veterans ' Affairs Department, Freddie Mac the White House



Filters
show more filters
May - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
June - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
July - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031