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Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and crony capitalism

Donald Trump’s Tweet dubbing Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s billionaire founder, “Jeff Bozo” reveals more than the locker room MO of our president. Our country’s roots are in England, where people of importance are knighted. In America, we now have our own version of knighthood: a nickname from Donald Trump. Amazon is this little hidden gem you may not have heard of where you can buy things.  It’s just like eBay except the Amazon stuff doesn’t show up at your house smelling like cigarette smoke and moth b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, England, New York, Washington Post, Opinion, Ebay, China, US, America, Sport, Turkey, Cnn, Soccer, Bill Clinton, Christian

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

TRB dispatch: Climate change urgency, Jarrett Walker on justice, and a visit to the Bicycle Committee

Portland resident and renowned transit expert Jarrett Walker at the lectern.(Photos: Aaron Brown) As we shared yesterday, BikePortland correspondent Aaron Brown is at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. thanks to a funding partnership with the Transportation Research and Education Consortium at Portland State University. Here’s his first dispatch… Jarrett Walker: Geometry of the City “When we get excited about [a new form of transportation] that won’t scale,...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, Washington, Oregon, US, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Norway, PSU, Columbus, Rhode Island, Trump

Reggie Bush after President Trump celebrates Clemson with fast food: 'Huge slap in the face'

Former NFL running back and college star Reggie Bush called President Trump's honoring of Clemson, which included fast food, "disrespectful."            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, NFL, Clemson, Usa Today, Trump, Reggie Bush

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

Monarchs in California decrease by 86% + Trump allows increase in logging on federal land

Animals may perceive as much beauty as we do What explains the iridescent and long feathers of birds-of-paradise or the extravagant mating ritual of the male flame bowerbird? 150 years ago, Charles Darwin proposed that the opalescent beauty of some animals had nothing to do with natural selection. Darwin believed that animals could appreciate beauty for its own sake and that aesthetics and survival did not have to be linked. Today, biologists are reviving Darwin’s forgotten theory, saying that...
Tags: California, Environment, America, Sport, Cycling, Charles Darwin, Issues, Darwin, University Of Michigan, Trump, Bureau of Land Management, U S Forest Service, Go Outside, Interior and Agriculture, Newswire, Xerces Society

US joins China and Turkey in troubling approach to extraditions

A distasteful development in international relations has recently surfaced: the use of arrest warrants and extradition requests of individuals as bargaining chips in matters of broader foreign policy. Turkey, China, and the US are presently involved in actions that reflect a willingness to put pressure on each other by targeting private individuals. This is a corruption of the protection of individual rights in criminal cases, which is fundamental to the rule of law in America. Turkey has asked ...
Tags: Opinion, Saudi Arabia, Stanford, China, US, America, Sport, Turkey, Iran, Canada, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Xi Jinping, Vancouver, Erdogan, Justice Department

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

Clemson players cheer fast food at White House

With no one to cook a feast because of the government shutdown, President Trump served up fast food when Clemson visited to celebrate its national title. Some players whooped when they saw the spread. Trump said he paid for it himself.
Tags: White House, Football, Clemson, Trump

Gov. Newsom hopes LAUSD teachers’ strike ends soon, but won’t take sides

California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for a quick end to the Los Angeles teachers’ strike that began Monday. But Newsom’s statement Monday didn’t take sides in the dispute, and it wasn’t clear how it might influence negotiations between the 35,000-member United Teachers Los Angeles and officials of the 640,000-student L.A. Unified School District over issues that include pay and class sizes. UTLA endorsed Newsom for governor before the June 2018 primary. “This impasse is disrupting the lives of to...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Trump, United Teachers Los Angeles, Sen Graham, Newsom, Unified School District, UTLA

Federal campaign finance reform helps special interests

One of the new Democratic House majority’s top priorities is so-called campaign finance reform legislation. Contrary to the claims of its supporters, campaign finance reform legislation does not limit the influence of powerful special interests. Instead, it violates the First Amendment and burdens those seeking real change in government. The First Amendment of the Constitution forbids Congress from interfering in any way with any citizen’s ability to influence government policies. Spending money...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, Alabama, America, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Lausd, Ron Paul, National Organization For Marriage, Federal Reserve, Naacp, Irs

Trump’s attorney general nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work

By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press on Monday. “I believe it is in the best interest of everyone — the President, Congress, and, most importantly, the American people – that this matter be resolved by allowing the Special Counsel to ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Eric Tucker

Mooch Follows In Omarosa’s Footsteps, Joins Cast Of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

The blurred line between Trump administration official and reality TV star continues. The 11-day White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci will be part of the cast of CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother” when it makes its season premiere on Jan. 21, CBS reported. Other stars on the show this season include suspended Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, NFL player Ricky Williams and Lindsey Lohan’s mother, Dina Lohan. Scaramucci isn’t the first ousted Trump official who’s made the jump from the W...
Tags: News, White House, NFL, Cbs, Trump, Omarosa, Ryan Lochte, West Wing, Anthony Scaramucci, Lindsey Lohan, Ricky Williams, Nicole Lafond, Omarosa Manigault Newman, CBS Celebrity Big Brother, Dina Lohan Scaramucci

Here’s how much and how fast apprehensions at the border change

The border wall is at the center of the partial federal government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. President Trump is insisting on billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border before he reopens the government. How has the current wall worked to secure the border? How many people has it deterred? Funding and technology for security along the southern border has increased nearly every year for the past 15 and been effective. The number of people listed by the U.S. Borde...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, Immigration, California News, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, House, San Diego, Customs, Local News, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Border Protection, Rio Grande Valley

Sen. Graham says Trump isn’t giving in on southern border wall

WASHINGTON — A leading Senate Republican close to President Donald Trump says Trump isn’t giving in on his demands for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the issue that’s caused the partial government shutdown that’s now in its fourth week. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he encouraged Trump during a telephone conversation Sunday to reopen the government for a period of weeks to try to negotiate a deal with Democrats that would break the impasse. But the South Carolina Republican said Trump wants a d...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Graham, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, Donald Trump, West Hollywood

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

Election integrity in California still under siege

A lawsuit against the state of California and the county of Los Angeles over the accuracy of voter rolls has been settled, and it is a stunning victory for two nonprofit organizations, Election Integrity Project California and the government watchdog group, Judicial Watch. Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan has agreed to remove 1.5 million “inactive” registrations from the voter rolls. Secretary of State Alex Padilla has agreed to inform all county election officials in California that curr...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Davis, Ohio, Arnold Schwarzenegger, States, Jerry Brown, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Logan, Schwarzenegger, U S Navy

The Middle Kingdom and the U.S. economy

In the poker match between President Donald Trump and China’s new all-but-emperor, Xi Jinping, it’s widely assumed that Xi holds the best hand. Yet President Xi’s hand may not be as awesome as it appears, while the United States, even under this very flawed president, may hold some fine cards. Of course, Xi wields power in a way that Trump could only dream about. He has close to total control over the media, academia and the business community. In a way not seen in my over three decades of trave...
Tags: Japan, Obama, Opinion, China, America, Sport, European Union, Soccer, United States, Xi Jinping, House Of Representatives, Houston, Donald Trump, Pacific, Trump, Xi

Cyntoia Brown and the quality of mercy

On a warm Tennessee night 14 ½ years ago, Johnny Michael Allen took a fateful drive. A 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent and youth pastor, Allen was cruising town in his white Ford F-150 pickup. Although divorced, he had a steady girlfriend, Nancy Liker, whom he’d originally planned to see that evening, a Friday. A conflict arose, so she canceled, but drove the next morning, she drove to Johnny’s house. Not seeing his truck, she left –meaning she wasn’t the one to find his body. At 11 p.m....
Tags: Hollywood, Congress, Opinion, Alyssa Milano, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Tennessee, Nashville, The Washington Post, University Of Southern California, Trump, Brown, Allen, Johnny, Bill Haslam

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

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

The shutdown today: Government closure is now longest ever

By The Associated Press Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 22. WHAT’S NEW TODAY The shutdown officially is the longest in U.S. history, eclipsing a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton’s administration. The House and Senate adjourned for the weekend, with lawmakers scattering to their states and districts before snow blankets the nation’s capital. With no negotiations expected during the weekend, the shutdown will enter its fourth week n...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Alaska, House, Bill Clinton, Smithsonian, Miami, Homeland Security, Donald Trump

Report: F.B.I. probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

WASHINGTON  — Law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began investigating whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests, The New York Times reported. The report Friday cites unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation. The inquiry forced counterintelligence investigators to evaluate whether Trump was a potential threat to national securi...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, New York Times, The Times, Moscow, Times, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, James Comey, Trump, Comey

Trump: Clemson to visit White House on Monday

Newly crowned national champion Clemson will visit the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday.
Tags: White House, Football, Clemson, Donald Trump, Trump

Tucker Carlson slams markets, echoes rhetoric of leftists

SACRAMENTO – When I heard Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson’s rambling attack on “market capitalism,” I was reminded of that circular theory of politics. Some political thinkers go so far to the right that they end up around the bend on the left and vice versa. Some of Carlson’s monologue could have been spewed by any modern progressive. It reminded me not just of the unpredictable ideological places that President Trump has taken the GOP, but specifically of Hillary Clinton’s infamous credo, “It ta...
Tags: Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Vox, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Tucker Carlson, Carlson

Extended shutdown of SEC could delay IPOs, ripple through market, experts warn

By Renae Merle, The Washington Post The shuttering of the Securities and Exchange Commission during a prolonged government shutdown could ripple throughout the markets, including slowing some highly anticipated stock offerings by companies such as Uber and Lyft, securities experts say. The agency provides day-to-day guidance to companies weighing what to disclose to shareholders and must sign off on most initial public stock offerings, or IPOs. Without this advice, companies may have to delay me...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, Business, News, Pinterest, Washington Post, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Angel, SEC, Smith, Turner, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Johnson Johnson

U.S. official says withdrawal from Syria has started

By PHILIP ISSA and ZEINA KARAM BAGHDAD — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said “the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria” has started. “Out of concern for operational security, we will not di...
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Sport, World news, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Ap, Britain, Soccer, Moscow

U.S. has always provided a safe haven for refugees: Letters

Recent letters that have been printed seem to echo Trump’s call for a wall to solve the “Crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border. They even repeat the obvious falsehoods he has made about the situation. But one claim of his is true: there is a crisis at the border. The crisis is marked by American agencies putting children in cages, in children dying while in government custody. In the rejection of the past policies of the GOP who had presidents demanding that the Soviet Union “tear down that wall.” I...
Tags: Opinion, Mexico, Uncategorized, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Gop, Trump, Porter Ranch, Soviet Union, Rocketdyne, Letters to the Editor, David Gooler Pasadena Building, Barbara Starr Encino Democrats

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