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‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the law that provides insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact in ruling that Texas, other GOP-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance b...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington, Court, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Medicare


Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance because of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.” The law’s major provi...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington, Court, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Medicare, Associated Press


‘Official’ ballot box battle from the 2020 election might spark a new state law

State Sen. Tom Umberg is confident that if the bill he’s pitching as a way to boost voter protections had been in place last fall, someone from the California Republican Party would be facing criminal penalties today. But as it stands, the issue Democrat Umberg hopes to fix — the clear labeling of ballot drop boxes — remains a legal gray area, with nobody of either political party facing legal problems connected to drop boxes from the 2020 election. The incident that got Umberg interested in the...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, California, Senate, US, Jerusalem, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, House, Associated Press, Westminster, Jordan, Republican Party, Orange County, Gavin Newsom


US rolls back Trump-era asylum rules for violence victims

By Amy Taxin | Associated Press The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a new policy saying immigration judges should cease following the Trump-era rules that made it tough for immigrants who faced domestic or gang violence to win asylum in the United States. The move could make it easier for them to win their cases for ...
Tags: Washington, Mexico, Russia, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Cameroon, Long Beach, Honduras, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Central America, Justice Department, Kamala Harris


‘Pure business’ at Biden-Putin summit: No hugs, no brickbats

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and AAMER MADHANI GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. But the two leaders offered starkly different views on difficult simmering issues including cyber and ransomware attacks...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap


‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion between “two great powers” and said it was “always better to meet face to face.” ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


Tinhorn Flats operators evicted as legal battle with Burbank, LA County health officials continues

Just as most of California’s restaurants got the official go-ahead to reopen more broadly Tuesday, the operators of a Burbank bar and grill who refused to close when coronavirus lockdowns shuttered much of the region have been evicted. The family behind Barfly, Inc., which ran Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill on Magnolia Boulevard before waging legal battle against Burbank and Los Angles County health officials for months, were barred from the property Tuesday. A Sheriff’s Department spokesman said ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Donald Trump, Mark Geragos, Southern California, Trump, Burbank, Sheriff s Department, County Superior Court, Baret, Top Stories LADN


LA City Councilman Mike Bonin served recall notice

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin was served with a recall notice on Tuesday, June 15, making him the second progressive council member to be the target of a recall effort in less than a week. “This recall campaign is an extravagant waste of taxpayer money, a thinly disguised attempt to derail my efforts to provide real solutions to our homelessness crisis, and the latest in a series of recall attempts to silence strong progressive voices,” Bonin said in a statement released Tuesday afterno...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Hollywood, News, Supreme Court, Putin, Government, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Geneva


Dysfunction, infighting grip Proud Boys in wake of Capitol riot

By Marshall Cohen | CNN A private Proud Boys audio chat that was made public Tuesday shows how the right-wing group fell into dysfunction and finger-pointing as its members got arrested after the US Capitol riot. Defense attorneys for Ethan Nordean, a leader of the Proud Boys in Washington state, released a rough transcript of the audio messages in a court filing. The FBI, which had seized Nordean’s cell phone, found the audio clips on the Telegram app and produced the transcript. Prosecutors ga...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Washington Dc, Courts, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


Biden arrives in Geneva for meeting with Putin

By Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire and Lorne Cook | Associated Press GENEVA — Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America’s democratic allies, Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Biden is seeking to restore European ties that were strained under former President Donald Trump, who dismissed longstanding alliances with America’s democratic partners and sought out Pu...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, Eu, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Soccer, United States


California drought sharpens perpetual water conflict

California never has enough water to meet all demands and even when supplies are relatively robust there’s a triangular competition over their allocation. Farmers, municipal users and environmental advocates vie for shares of water that has been captured by California’s extensive network of dams and reservoirs. Their battles are waged in the state Capitol, in Washington, in regulatory agencies and in the courts and over time, the trend has been a subtle shift of supplies from long-dominant agric...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Idaho, Farmers, Delta, Oroville, San Francisco Bay, Shasta, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Trump, Bureau, Capitol


Greater Idaho, the latest split-state proposal

It’s no secret that plenty of folks in California’s rural northern counties would love to leave the Golden State and form one of their own – the most persistent such plan has been called the State of Jefferson since the notion first appeared in the 1940s. Rural residents in counties from Lassen to Lake have long felt dominated in setting policies affecting their rivers, timber and other essentials by the urban masses of the San Francisco Bay area and Southern California. This feeling took off in...
Tags: California, Opinion, Oregon, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Idaho, San Francisco Bay, Sierra Nevada, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Bay, Southern California, Trump, U S Supreme Court


California’s bullet train doesn’t deserve a cent of federal funding

California’s bullet train money pit doesn’t deserve a single cent of taxpayer money.  But last week, the federal government restored $1 billion in federal funding for the project the Trump administration attempted to pull back. The decision was a settlement between the United States Department of Transportation and the state of California, which filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s efforts. “This settlement is an important step in advancing an economically transformational project ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Bakersfield, Legislature, Congressional, Northern and Southern California, Newsom, United States Department of Transportation, Jim Costa, California High Speed Rail Authority


Summer and enrichment programs critical to youth most affected by COVID

Summer is here and thousands of families across California are wondering what’s next. For many, putting their children through more of the same online distance learning that took place during the last 15 months of school closures, isn’t an option. Learning loss, though important, is less critical than social development, or addressing the holistic losses and ongoing needs many families experienced as a result of the global pandemic. Community-based organizations with a track record of providing ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Trump, South Central Los Angeles, Girls Club, Guest Commentary, Sacred Heart Community Service, Steve Wymer, American Rescue Plan, Robert Gil


McConnell previews potential Supreme Court opposition

By Clare Foran | CNN Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that if his party regains the majority in 2022 it’s “highly unlikely” he would let President Joe Biden confirm a Supreme Court vacancy if one opened up in 2024, and was non-committal when asked about an opening at the end of 2023. “I think in the middle of a presidential election, if you have a Senate of the opposite party of the president, you have to go back to the 1880s to find the last time a vacancy was filled. So I ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Hewitt


Biden follows Trump’s mistaken lead on tariffs

There is a surprising commonality between the trade policies of Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump. In June 2020, President Trump ordered an investigation into the digital services taxes that several countries had imposed on foreign companies providing services over the internet. President Biden continued this investigation; and this month, it concluded with the announcement that 25% tariffs would be imposed on certain products from Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the UK. However, t...
Tags: UK, Milan, California, Opinion, Mexico, Stanford, US, America, Spain, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Canada, Britain, Soccer, House Of Representatives


Knesset approves new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

By JOSEPH KRAUSS JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament approved a new coalition government on Sunday that sent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. Naftali Bennett, the head of a small ultranationalist party, was sworn in as prime minister after a narrow 60-59 vote in parliament. But if he wants to keep the job, he will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of parties from the poli...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Israel, Uncategorized, Jerusalem, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Soccer, United States, Gaza, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, Arab


Trump lost $40 million on his Scottish golf clubs by failing to implement a very basic financial practice, say experts

Former US President Donald Trump Getty Trump's failure to hedge loans to his Scottish golf courses cost him tens of millions of dollars, say experts. Accounts registered in the UK indicate that Trump issued loans from the US in British pounds. The British pound has declined significantly in value, adding tens of millions to his already huge losses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump's international courses have racked up huge losses and rely on loans from...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Scotland, US, Trends, United States, Golf, Glasgow, Donald Trump, Trump, Clapham, Aberdeenshire, Companies House, Turnberry, Trump Organisation


Ladera Ranch man charged with conspiracy in Capitol attack told OC supervisors revolution was coming

A month before the Jan. 6  U.S. Capitol insurrection, a 40-year-old Ladera Ranch entrepreneur who has been charged with conspiracy in connection with the violent attack issued a dire, prophetic warning to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “Week after week, I and others are with thousands in the street all up and down the state of California,” Russell Taylor said during a December 2020 board meeting. “You know what they are saying? Revolution. Storm the Capitol.” Here’s Taylor at last mont...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, California, Oregon, Police, Senate, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Warner, Riverside County, Taylor, Capitol Police, Southern California, Trump, Buffalo New York


Oregon lawmaker ousted for abetting armed intruders

By Julie Harte | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Oregon House of Representatives on Thursday night voted to expel one of its own members accused of coordinating with protesters to allow them into the state Capitol. Security footage cited by lawmakers showed Mike Nearman, a Republican, opening a locked side door to the Capitol while the House was in session on Dec. 21 and allowing in a group of protesters, some of whom were armed. The intruders damaged property and clashed with law enforcement while cal...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Republicans, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, House, Courts, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


Chicago PD officer charged in Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

By Carma Hassan and Brad Parks | CNN A Chicago police officer was arrested at his home Friday morning and is facing five federal misdemeanor charges in connection to the January 6 riot at the US Capitol in Washington. Karol Chwiesiuk is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. Chwiesiuk made a court appearance Friday morn...
Tags: Google, Senate, US, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Dc, Capitol Police, Trump, David Brown, Chicago Police, Brown, Capitol, Chicago Police Department


Kamala Harris’ trip borders on disaster

Vice President Kamala Harris made her first foreign trip last week, traveling south of the border to Guatemala and Mexico to address the huge surge of illegal migrants at our southern border. The trip did not get off to a good start. The landing gear on Air Force Two didn’t properly retract forcing the vice president’s plane to return to Joint Base Andrews minutes after takeoff. “We all said a little prayer,” said the vice president as she boarded her backup plane. And that was the highlight of ...
Tags: Opinion, Opinion columns


US will restore $1 billion for California’s troubled bullet train

SACRAMENTO — The federal government has reached an agreement to restore nearly $1 billion in funding for California’s troubled bullet train, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced. The U.S. Department of Transportation finalized settlement negotiations to restore the money for the high-speed rail project that was revoked by the Trump administration in 2019, Newsom said Thursday night. The restoration of $929 million in grant funding “will continue to spur job creation, advance the project and move the stat...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, US, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Trump, U S Department of Transportation, Newsom, National News


Trump Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from House Intelligence Committee Democrats, sources say

By Manu Raju, Evan Perez, Katie Bo Williams and Paul LeBlanc | CNN Prosecutors in the Trump administration Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of House Intelligence Committee Democrats — including Chairman Adam Schiff — along with their staff and family members as part of a leak investigation, an Intelligence Committee official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, another Democrat on the committee, told CNN’s Don Le...
Tags: Apple, Florida, UK, California, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Tennessee, House, New York Times, New Jersey, Marco Rubio


Republican Kevin Faulconer brings governor campaign to Orange County

Kevin Faulconer made a campaign stop Thursday in Fountain Valley, pledging during a local Vietnamese American news show segment that he’ll make California more livable for everyone if he’s elected governor. “California is too expensive and people are voting with their feet,” Faulconer said, as he pitched plans to lower taxes, increase the state’s supply of affordable housing and tackle homelessness. The moderate Republican is fiscally conservative but socially liberal, opposing California’s gas ...
Tags: Florida, UK, California, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Tennessee, San Diego, Marco Rubio, Orange County, Donald Trump, Yellowstone, Caitlyn Jenner, San Diego Padres, Gavin Newsom


Ex-La Habra police chief Alan Hostetter, 5 others charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Former La Habra police chief Alan Hostetter and five others were charged Thursday, June 10 with crimes related to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection. Hostetter, 56, who led rallies in Orange County against coronavirus restrictions last summer, is a yoga instructor who took a medical retirement in 2010 after eight months leading the La Habra Police Department. Before becoming chief in La Habra, he was deputy chief in Fontana. The grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday also names Russell Taylor...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, America, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Orange County, Taylor, US Army, Capitol Police, Trump, Wendy, Huntington Beach, Flynn, Santa Ana


Ex-La Habra police chief Alan Hostetter charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

A former La Habra police chief and five others were charged Thursday, June 10 with crimes related to the Jan. 6 insurgency at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump seeking to prevent the certification of Electoral College balloting in favor of Joe Biden. Alan Hostetter, 56, who led rallies in Orange County against coronavirus restrictions last summer, is a yoga instructor who took a medical retirement in 2010 after eight months leading the La Habra Police Department. Before be...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Donald Trump, US Army, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Flynn, Santa Ana, Fontana, San Clemente, U S Capitol, Hostetter, La Habra


Biden, Johnson strike warm tone in first meeting

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, AAMER MADHANI and JILL LAWLESS CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Striking a warm tone, President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson used their first meeting Thursday to highlight a commitment to strengthening their nations’ historic ties while setting aside, at least publicly, their political and personal differences. Beginning a week of diplomacy across the Atlantic, Biden hopes to use his first overseas trip as president to reassure European allies that the United ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, London, News, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Barack Obama, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Beijing


Wife of ‘El Chapo’ pleads guilty to drug trafficking charges

By Sonia Moghe, Maria Santana and Ray Sanchez | CNN The wife of Mexican drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to drug trafficking and money laundering charges related to her husband’s narcotics empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, entered her plea in a federal court in Washington nearly two years after Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise as well as drug trafficking and firearms charges as leader of the murderous...
Tags: New York, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, US, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Brooklyn, Tennessee, Justice Department, Trump, El Chapo, Guzman, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Altiplano


Biden, Johnson strike convivial tone in 1st meeting

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, AAMER MADHANI and JILL LAWLESS CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met for the first time Thursday, looking to highlight their nations’ famed “special relationship” but doing so against a backdrop of differences both political and personal. Biden hopes to use his first overseas trip as president to reassure European allies that the United States had shed the transactional tendencies of Donald Trump’s term and is a reliable p...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Texas, London, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Barack Obama, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Joe Biden



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