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Many Democrats and liberals are cheering Assange's arrest. That's foolish

Some have argued that Assange isn’t under attack for ‘journalism,’ but for ‘activism.’ That’s a troubling logic to fall for ‘This prosecution is about silencing dissent rather than enforcing the law.’ Photograph: Victoria Jones/PAThe attempted extradition and prosecution of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by the United States should be an obvious outrage. It’s a very clear effort by the US government to punish those who expose embarrassing secrets about its actions, and it could set a prec...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Obama, US, West Virginia, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, United States, Nathan Robinson, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein


Poll: California voters offer mixed views on death penalty, sanctuary laws, horse racing

Californians’ opinions are sharply divided about the death penalty and sanctuary-city policies, but they’re in broad agreement that climate change is a problem and President Trump’s threat to close the border with Mexico is a bad idea, according to a poll released Thursday, April 11. The Quinnipiac University Poll asked 1,005 California voters April 3-8 about several familiar issues and a few new ones, including views of horse racing in the wake of 23 horses’ deaths in three months at Santa Anit...
Tags: California, Mexico, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, Connecticut, Pasadena, Dianne Feinstein, Arcadia, Bernie Sanders, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Feinstein, HARRIS


New bill would allow state to suspend horse racing at troubled tracks

In the wake of 23 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park, California legislators are pushing for a new bill that would give a regulatory board the power to “swiftly and decisively” suspend the licenses of racetracks when safety concerns exist. Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, introduced the legislation Wednesday and announced plans to have a joint oversight hearing on horse racing safety in the next month. The bill was drafted after Dodd and Gray met with Chuck Winner, the ...
Tags: News, Senate, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Horse racing, Dianne Feinstein, Arcadia, Gray, Rubio, Assemblyman Ed Chau, Stronach Group, San Gabriel Valley, Dodd, Marten, Santa Anita


A California Bill That Could Have Made Makeup Safer Has Failed

In California, a proposed bill to make the use of makeup and personal-care products safer for consumers has failed to proceed.The number of chemicals banned or restricted from use in beauty and personal-care products in the European Union stands at around 1,400. In the United States, that number is roughly 11. Despite that staggering fact, when the time came for a vote on the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act within the state's Environment, Safety, and Toxic Materials Committee this week, the bill — whi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, European Union, United States, Capitol Hill, Fda, Dianne Feinstein, Susan Collins, Los Angeles Times, U S Senate, Environment Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, Assembly Health Committee Now, Environment Working Group


California Tried To Ban 20 Questionable Ingredients From Cosmetics — & Failed

In California, a proposed bill to make the use of makeup and personal-care products safer for consumers has failed to proceed.The number of chemicals banned or restricted from use in beauty and personal-care products in the European Union stands at around 1,400. In the United States, that number is roughly 11. Despite that staggering fact, when the time came for a vote on the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act within the state's Environment, Safety, and Toxic Materials Committee this week, the bill — whi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, European Union, United States, Capitol Hill, Fda, Dianne Feinstein, Susan Collins, Los Angeles Times, U S Senate, Environment Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, Assembly Health Committee Now, Environment Working Group


Dems Prepare Border Bills To Help Families At The Border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to show they have solutions, Democrats are honing proposals to address the surge of families entering the U.S. at the southern border, a problem they say President Donald Trump’s restrictive immigration policies are enflaming. House Democrats plan to introduce legislation soon addressing the recent waves of Central American migrants reaching the border. Senate Democrats are pursuing multiple tracks, including exploring whether talks with the White House might ...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Ap, Democrats, House, Homeland Security, El Salvador, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, Central America, Trump


Trump angers Republicans by firing top immigration officials including Homeland Security chief

Donald Trump’s purge of top officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has alarmed congressional Republicans, who warn the president’s immigration shake-up is creating a “growing leadership void”.The president’s allies fear further sackings are on the cards following the ousting of a string of senior figures including homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.The overhaul has been fuelled by Mr Trump's frustration with the increasing number of migrants at the US-Mexico border ...
Tags: Texas, News, California, White House, Politico, US, Dhs, Wisconsin, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Nielsen, Customs, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Dianne Feinstein, Ron Johnson


Trump made fun of Secret Service chief's ears and called him 'Dumbo'

President Trump moved to clear out the senior ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after forcing the resignation of its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, as he accelerated a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership.The White House announced the departure of Randolph Alles, the director of the Secret Service, who had fallen out of favour with the president even before a security breach at his Mar-a-Lago club that the agency effectively blamed on Mr Trump’s emp...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, China, Cnn, Iowa, Wisconsin, Secret Service, Nielsen, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Dianne Feinstein, Immigration And Customs Enforcement


The NRA Is Protecting Dangerous Men. It's Time To Close The "Boyfriend Loophole."

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Thursday, with a new provision that closes the "boyfriend loophole" by extending existing gun restrictions to include current or former dating partners convicted of abuse or stalking charges. The vote was 263 to 158, with 33 Republicans voting for the measure.Right now, the law only prohibits firearm purchases for people who are "married to, lived with, or have a child with the victim" and who have been co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Africa, Pennsylvania, United States, Harvard University, House, Amy Klobuchar, Npr, Republican, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein


Report: FBI Investigating Alleged Chinese Intel Activity At Mar-a-Lago

The arrest of a Chinese woman allegedly carrying malware into Mar-a-Lago on Saturday has “turbo-charged” an FBI counterintelligence probe into allegations of Chinese spy activity at Trump’s Florida clubhouse, the Miami Herald reports. The investigation is reportedly focusing on whether a Saturday attempt by Yujing Zhang to enter Mar-a-Lago constituted an espionage effort. Zhang’s arrest came after weeks of news coverage of south Florida massage mogul Cindy Yang, who was allegedly peddling acc...
Tags: Asia, Florida, News, Intel, Fbi, Gop, United States, Shanghai, New England Patriots, Secret Service, Republican Party, Herald, Dianne Feinstein, Kraft, Trump, South Florida


Trump is capturing the judiciary at an alarming rate

Judges confirmed by the president – 92 to date – have shown loyalty to their party which seeks to roll back decades of progressThe supreme court justices Neil Gorsuch, left, and Brett Kavanaugh were both nominated by Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/AFP/Getty ImagesMexico is not paying for Donald Trump’s wall. The 2018 tax cut did not give tax relief to middle-class Americans. And no infrastructure or healthcare bills have emerged from this administration. But, the one promise that the presi...
Tags: New York, Chris Christie, News, California, Senate, US, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Ohio, Republican, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Trump, Cory Booker, Clarence Thomas


Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Judy Chu call for halt to racing at Santa Anita over 23 horse deaths

Two federal lawmakers are calling for the suspension of horse racing at Santa Anita Park until investigators determine the cause of 23 horse deaths in the last four months. Growing outrage over the repeated deaths has put the industry in a perilous position and cast a national spotlight on the famed Arcadia horse racing venue. Both the California Horse Racing Board and the Los Angeles County district attorney‘s office have launched investigations into the deaths. On Tuesday, California Sen. Dian...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Peta, Dianne Feinstein, Hall of Fame, Arcadia, Kentucky Derby, Board, Feinstein, Los Angeles County, Bob Baffert


Joe Biden has long been hostile to the Second Amendment

Joe Biden has long been hostile to the Second Amendment Delaware/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- There are some questions you can easily answer. One of them is Joe Biden’s stance on the Second Amendment. Here’s the quick scoop: He’s been hostile to our rights for over four decades. Biden, though, stands out for his unwavering opposition to modern multi-purpose semi-automatic firearms. In November, 2017, he expressly stated that Stephen Willeford, the heroic armed citizen who stopped the mass...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Reagan, Joe Biden, Chicago, Washington Dc, Biden, Dianne Feinstein, Second Amendment, Trump, Nra, Feinstein, Harold, Protection of Lawful Commerce, NICS, Frank Lautenberg


Collins, Feinstein want a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, of Maine, and Dianne Feinstein, of California, want to create a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum. They’ve introduced a bipartisan bill to establish the museum in Washington, D.C. Collins said women have made invaluable contributions to the nation, and that “a museum recognizing these achievements and experiences is long […]
Tags: News, California, Washington, Ap, Nation, Maine, Dianne Feinstein, Collins, Sens Susan Collins, Collins Feinstein, Smithsonian Women 's History Museum


Countering the “Civil Society” Argument Against Semiauto Firearms

Opinion In the words of Kamala Harris, “there is no reason in a civil society” for people to have modern multi-purpose semi-automatic firearms. United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- One of the more recent arguments being used against modern multi-purpose semi-automatic rifles (and shotguns, for that matter) is that they have no place in “civil society.” It’s a far cry from their earlier justifications for the arbitrary bans on these semi-automatic firearms. One big reason is that they have found ...
Tags: Guns, America, Reagan, United States, New Zealand, Burger King, Dianne Feinstein, Sandy Hook, Justice Department, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, HARRIS, Harold, Chris Murphy, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns


Eric Garcetti would ‘look seriously’ at a U.S. Senate bid; what else could his future hold?

At the City Hall press conference in January where Eric Garcetti took the unusual step of announcing that he was not a candidate for president, a reporter asked if he was ruling out a White House run forever or only in 2020. The silly question drew a silly answer. “Garcetti 2040! I’d like to say that right now,” the Los Angeles mayor said, laughing. It’s pretty obvious that Garcetti aspires to run for president in a year to be determined. The serious question is what the 48-year-old Democrat cou...
Tags: California, Senate, White House, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United Nations, Hud, Columbia University, Lausd, Dianne Feinstein, Eric Garcetti, San Antonio, Usc


Dems Ask FBI, Secret Service: What Do You Know About Cindy Yang?

Top Intelligence and Judiciary Committee Democrats on Friday wrote to the FBI, Secret Service and Director of National Intelligence asking them to investigate Cindy Yang, the south Florida businesswoman whose advertisements of her access to President Donald Trump came to light after Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution in a spa she founded. In addition to founding a chain of massage parlors “suspected of involvement in prostitution and human trafficki...
Tags: Florida, News, China, Democrats, New York Times, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, Patriots, Trump, Mother Jones, Yang, National Intelligence, Robert Kraft, Matt Shuham, Jerry Nadler, Sens Mark Warner D VA


'We won't stop striking': the New York 13 year-old taking a stand over climate change

Alexandria Villasenor is among the American student activists joining the global fray and helping to organize the first nationwide strike on 15 March‘My generation knows that climate change will be the biggest problem we’ll have to face,’ said student climate activist Alexandria Villasenor. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty ImagesAlexandria Villasenor looks a slightly incongruous figure to stage a lengthy protest over the perils of catastrophic global warming. The 13-year-old, wrapped in a c...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, Minnesota, Nbc, Obama, Congress, Colorado, California, Germany, New York City, US, Global Warming, Nasa, United Nations, Davis


'We won't stop striking': US students taking a stand over climate change

American student activists are joining the global fray and helping to organize the first nationwide strike on 15 March‘My generation knows that climate change will be the biggest problem we’ll have to face,’ said student climate activist Alexandria Villasenor. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty ImagesAlexandria Villasenor looks a slightly incongruous figure to stage a lengthy protest over the perils of catastrophic global warming. The 13-year-old, wrapped in a coat and a woolen hat, has spent...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, Minnesota, Nbc, Obama, Congress, Colorado, California, Germany, New York City, US, Global Warming, Nasa, United Nations, Davis


Singapore blocks all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from leaving or landing

Australia and Singapore suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of Changi airport on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the US planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months. The scare has wiped billions of dollars off the market value of the world's biggest planemaker, as the Boeing Co share closed 5 percent down on Monday having fallen by as much as 13.5 percent at one point. The United States say...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Australia, China, Singapore, US, Canada, United States, Middle East, Ethiopia, Airbus, North America, Faa, Boeing, Dianne Feinstein, Changi


2 senators ask judiciary chairman to delay nominee’s hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — California’s two Democratic senators are asking the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone a planned hearing on a Los Angeles lawyer nominated as a federal appeals court judge. Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein asked Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham not to move forward with a hearing Wednesday on Kenneth […]
Tags: News, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Republican, Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham, Kenneth, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sens Kamala Harris


Bipartisan attacks on the Second Amendment

The House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would expand the national background check system to require almost everyone selling firearms, including private collectors who supplement their incomes by selling firearms at gun shows, to perform background checks on the potential buyers. The bill has a section purporting to bar creation of a national firearms registry. However, the expanded background check system will require the government to compile lists of those buying and sel...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Marco Rubio, Ron Paul, Yemen, Dianne Feinstein, Sandy Hook, Transportation Security Administration, Trump


Don’t give SCAQMD authority to put tax hike on the ballot

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is trying to raise the sales tax in its four-county jurisdiction to fund a program of incentives that would pay companies to convert their diesel trucks to all-electric models. The agency’s dilemma is that it is charged with creating plans to meet federal air quality standards, but it doesn’t have the power to regulate “mobile sources” of pollution, such as trucks and cars, and it can’t meet the latest targets any other way. The SCAQMD is a powerfu...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, California Supreme Court, Dianne Feinstein, San Bernardino, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Merced, SCAQMD, Orange Los Angeles Riverside, Gustave de Molinari, Bakersfield Sacramento


Sen. Harris’ troubling support for misguided housing policies

For a horrible idea that has long been dissected and revealed to be mere economic folly, rent control just won’t go away. And unfortunately, presidential candidate and United States Senator from California Kamala Harris has used her national prominence to give credence to the discredited idea. As Reason reported, last Sunday, Harris tweeted favorably about a new Oregon law capping rent increases statewide and restricting the ability of landlords to evict tenants. “Earlier this week, @OregonGovBr...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Oregon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Editorials, Dianne Feinstein, Eric Garcetti, Kamala Harris, Sen Dianne Feinstein, HARRIS, Garcetti


Remembering Gustave de Molinari: Individual sovereignty, not government sovereignty

March 3 marked the bicentennial of Belgian-born philosopher/economist Gustave de Molinari’s birth. Based on self-ownership and the private property derived from it, he forcefully defended every form of liberty. No wonder Frederic Bastiat named Molinari his successor. Remembering Molinari’s across-the-board defense of liberty is particularly necessary at a time Americans pay lip service to it, but constantly say “there ought to be a law” that restricts it. His recognition that individual sovereig...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Dianne Feinstein, Molinari, Pepperdine University, Independent Institute, Xavier Becerra, Frederic Bastiat, Guest Commentary, Gary M Galles, Foundation for Economic Education Faculty Network, Ludwig von Mises Institute a Research Fellow, Gustave de Molinari


An 1872 law gives California police a license to kill

Penal Code Section 196, enacted in 1872 when California was the nation’s sparsely populated westernmost frontier, declares that a police officer may lawfully kill someone while “arresting persons charged with felony, and who are fleeing from justice or resisting such arrest.” Similar laws in other states have been overturned by the courts, but California’s remains intact, described in a legislative report as “the single oldest unamended law enforcement use of force statute in the country.” In pr...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Senate, US, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Sacramento County, San Diego, South Sacramento, Dianne Feinstein, Gavin Newsom, Weber, Capitol, Kern County


Grassley, Feinstein Demand Probe Into Sexual Abuse At Migrant Youth Shelters

Sens. Charles Grassley and Dianne Feinstein said they are particularly concerned that allegations of sexual assault of unaccompanied minors aren’t being properly investigated. Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called on Wednesday for a federal investigation into what they termed “the alleged widespread and long-term pattern of sexual abuse” in the facilities holding immigrant children. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector Gen...
Tags: Florida, News, Immigration, Family Separation, Iowa, Arizona, Miami, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, Trump, Phoenix, Feinstein, Calif, Grassley, HHS, House Judiciary Committee


Senator Dianne Feinstein gets a Green Raw Deal

In America, we don’t like wishy-washy politicians. We prefer lawmakers who are experienced, principled and can get things done … unless they upset a room full of schoolchildren. Then we apparently want them to be as flexible as Gumby. If you don’t believe me, ask U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein was recently harangued by a group of children affiliated with the Sunrise Movement, a climate advocacy organization, who wanted her to come out in favor of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s p...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, Senate, America, Sport, Cnn, Rome, Soccer, Queens, Dianne Feinstein, John Phillips, Aoc, Feinstein


The FDA Just Confirmed The Presence Of Asbestos In Makeup From Claire's

In 2017, after growing concerned about the safety of her daughter's glitter makeup from Claire's, a Rhode Island-based mother and lawyer sent samples of the product to an independent lab for testing. Yesterday, more than a year later, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration released a statement confirming those suspicions: Product samples from the brand — as well as fellow teen retailer Justice — have tested positive for asbestos, the dangerous fiber that’s linked to lung cancer, mesothelioma, and ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Justice, Washington, Fda, Dianne Feinstein, Rhode Island, Susan Collins, Claire, Ulta, U S Food Drug Administration, Pallone, Energy and Commerce, Frank Pallone Jr, MonthAshley Graham


LA City Councilman Ryu drops second Sherman Oaks homeless housing site. Here’s where he’s set his sights

Four months after Sherman Oaks homeowners association members pushed LA City Councilman David Ryu for particulars on a potential new senior homeless housing site, Ryu has nixed one potential emergency shelter and given residents what they really wanted – the address of the new one. The councilman shared a letter to constituents Friday, reporting that he will be proposing the construction of a supportive housing site for senior citizens ages 65 and older who have experienced homelessness. Non-pro...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local-news, Dianne Feinstein, Homeless Shelters, Feinstein, Dickens, Burbank, U S Army, LA County, Garcetti, Sherman Oaks