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California’s embarrassment of tax riches

California politicians, including Gov. Gavin Newsom and majority party legislators, practically break their arms trying to pat themselves on the back for the fact that California has a large and unexpected budget surplus. According to last month’s report from the California Department of Finance, general fund receipts for the first seven months of the current fiscal year were $10.5 billion above the Governor’s Budget forecast. But government policies had little to do with the generation of this ...
Tags: Budget, California, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, House Of Representatives, Illinois, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Tax Foundation


The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will deliver about 16 million more doses by the end of March and 100 million total by the end of June. Though the new shot is easier...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Europe, Utah, Business, England, Cdc, Washington, France, White House, China, Germany, Iraq, Russia, Berlin, Africa


Pandemic first job for HHS pick but health agenda is broader

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to expand health insurance, rein in prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. “To meet this moment, we need strong federal leadership,” Becerra said at the first of two hearings on his nomination. “I understand the enormous challenges before us and o...
Tags: Health, Business, Obama, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Soccer, Gop


HHS nominee says pandemic comes first but agenda is broader

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, told senators Tuesday that tackling the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to work to expand health insurance coverage, curb prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. “The COVID pandemic has killed 500,000 Americans,” Becerra told the Senate health committee. “To meet this moment, we need strong federa...
Tags: Health, Business, Obama, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop


HHS nominee Becerra says pandemic will be top priority

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic. Now attorney general of the nation’s most populous state, Becerra will be grilled by two panels. Tuesday, it’s the health committee’s turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which w...
Tags: Health, Business, California, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized, America


The Latest: Mexico health official tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process and is generally more accurate.. “I’ll be working from home,’ López-Gatell said, adding that he was involved in Mexico’s vaccination...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, England, New York, London, California, Mexico, White House, China, Germany, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport


The Latest: Biden says all Americans must ‘defend the truth’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 11:00 p.m. President Joe Biden is responding to the acquittal of Donald Trump by stating that all Americans, especially the nation’s leaders, have a duty and responsibility “to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.” Biden says that in doing so, “that is how we end this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation. That is the task ahead. And it’s a task we must undertake toge...
Tags: Health, Utah, New York, Media, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats


The Latest: Pelosi scoffs at ‘cowardly’ GOP senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 5:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scoffed at the “cowardly” Senate Republicans who voted to acquit Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol siege. With the impeachment trial now over, some Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have suggested censure as an option. Pelosi panned those efforts as grossly inadequate in the face of the violent attack on the nation’s seat of po...
Tags: Health, Utah, New York, Media, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats


The Latest: Minnesota officials urge proper mask wearing

By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials urged this week that people wear masks — and wear them properly — as the state reported an additional 964 new infections on Saturday. More than 6,300 people have died in Minnesota and more than 470,000 people have had confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. State figures show more than 209,010 people have received the full two-dose series of the vaccine. However, health officials point out people need to wear m...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, London, Minnesota, France, Senate, White House, China, Uncategorized, Sport, Iran, Ap, Beijing, Britain, Soccer


The Latest: McConnell votes to acquit, then condemns Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Minutes after voting to acquit Donald Trump of the impeachment charge, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said there is still “no question” that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking” the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. McConnell said he could not vote to convict Trump because he is “constitutionally not eligible for conviction” because he is ...
Tags: Health, Utah, New York, Media, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats


The Latest: Senate acquits Trump of inciting Capitol attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 3:58 The Senate has acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, bringing his trial to a close and giving the former president a historic second victory in the court of impeachment. Trump is the first president to be impeached twice, and he is also now twice acquitted as the majority of Republicans defended his actions. The Senate voted 57-43 that Trump ...
Tags: Health, Utah, Media, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Maine, House


The Latest: Mardi Gras muted in New Orleans by coronavirus

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans’ annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has ordered bars closed during the Mardi Gras weekend that started Friday and runs through Tuesday. The lavish parades are canceled and there are limits on gatherings. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the annual pre-Lenten bash celebrated along much of the Gulf Coast — with the biggest celebration in heavily Catholic New Orleans. ...
Tags: Health, Business, London, Mexico, France, Senate, White House, China, Uncategorized, Sport, Iran, Beijing, Britain, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Hawaii


Longtime Reagan Secretary of State George Shultz dies at 100

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a titan of American academia, business and diplomacy who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, has died. He was 100. Shultz died Saturday at his home on the campus of Stanford University, where he was a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution, a think tank, and professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Busine...
Tags: Washington, Stanford, White House, China, New York City, Israel, Uncategorized, America, Reagan, Sport, Iran, Mit, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan, Obituaries


Presidential Cybersecurity and Pelotons

President Biden wants his Peloton in the White House. For those who have missed the hype, it’s an Internet-connected stationary bicycle. It has a screen, a camera, and a microphone. You can take live classes online, work out with your friends, or join the exercise social network. And all of that is a security risk, especially if you are the president of the United States. Any computer brings with it the risk of hacking. This is true of our computers and phones, and it’s also true about all of th...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Laws, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Nsa, White House, Uncategorized, US, Barack Obama, Cybersecurity, United States, Essays, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


NAR Mourns Past President R. Layne Morrill

Washington, D.C. – February 1, 2021 (nar.realtor) Former NAR president (1998) R. Layne Morrill, of Kimberling City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 30th, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease, which he had been battling for at least 15 years, the National Association of Realtors® announced today. R. Layne Morrill Morrill, a Realtor® since 1960, dedicated nearly four decades of contributions to the association, serving on NAR’s Board of Directors, its Executive Committ...
Tags: Homeownership, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, America, Radio, Hud, Capitol Hill, Bob, Andrew Cuomo, Clinton, Eastern Europe, Cuomo, NAR, Brenda, Sotheby


House preps impeachment; GOP blocks ouster-by-Cabinet call

By LISA MASCARO, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — A House resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority to remove President Donald Trump from office was blocked Monday by Republicans. Democrats in the House are pushing Pence and the Cabinet to oust Trump, saying he is unfit for office after encouraging a protest march that turned into a mob that ransacked the U.S. Capitol in a deadly siege. Republicans refused to allow a vote on th...
Tags: Business, New York, Media, Maryland, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop


The Latest: Trump orders US flags lowered to honor officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 5:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is ordering the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for two U.S. Capitol Police officers who have died since last Wednesday’s violent protests at the Capitol, as well as all members of law enforcement across the nation. In a proclamation Sunday, Trump says the show of respect will take place at the White House and all federal buildings through sunset on ...
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The Latest: Citigroup to pause federal political donations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 4 p.m. Citigroup is pausing all federal political donations for the first three months of the year in light of Wednesday’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. In a memo to employees Friday, Citi’s head of global government affairs Candi Wolff said, “We want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law.” “We support engaging wi...
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The Latest: White House flag now at half-staff for Sicknick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The U.S. flag at the White House is now flying at half-staff after calls for the flag there and at other federal locations be lowered to honor U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff in Sicknick’s honor and calls were growing for President Donald Trump to do the same at the White House. Sicknick joined th...
Tags: New York, Media, Nbc, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell


The Latest: Blunt urges Trump to be ‘careful’ in final days

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Sen. Roy Blunt says he doesn’t see a need for congressional Republicans to hold President Donald Trump accountable for his role in promoting last week’s Capitol riot but warned him to “be very careful” in his last 10 days in office. The Missouri Republican called Trump’s decisions and actions leading up to last Wednesday’s riot “clearly reckless.” But he says the U.S. should be “thinking more abou...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Fox News


Possible virus exposure for lawmakers sheltering during riot

By LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the Capitol siege by a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump. The Capitol’s attending physician notified all lawmakers Sunday of the virus exposure and urged them to be tested. The infected individual was not named. Dr. Brian Moynihan wrote that “many members of the House community were in protective isolation in the large r...
Tags: Health, Business, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


The Latest: Jeffries calls Trump ‘clear and present danger’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says President Donald Trump is out of control and should be immediately removed from office as a “clear and present danger to the health and safety of the American people.” Jeffries, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus, says that as a coequal branch of government, it’s Congress’ job to keep Trump in check — whether by impeachment, demanding his resignation or pu...
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Lessons from a time in which the leader is a loon

It’s so crazy-hard to think about anything else, even these several days later. I mean, when the head of one branch of the government of the United States of America tells a mob of his followers to march down the avenue and attempt to take over another branch of the government, and then the riot in the formerly hallowed halls of the Capitol, once incited, actually takes place — well, it’s enough to make it tough to concentrate on other stuff. It was such a surreal event that it can still be hard...
Tags: Opinion, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Kevin Spacey, Frank Underwood, Robin Wright, United States of America, Capitol, Pennsylvania Avenue, Larry Wilson, KUSC, Southern California News Group, Opinion columns



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