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U.S. House Passes Bill to Fund HUD, Transportation Dept.

At the end of the 20th day of the partial United States government shutdown, the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives passed a standalone spending bill to fund and reopen both the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Transportation, along with a handful of other agencies. According to The Hill, the House voted 244-180 in favor of the measure to provide clean funding to the relevant departments. 12 Republicans crossed party lines to vote with De...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Finance, Senate, White House, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Hud, Mitch McConnell, Department Of Transportation, U S House, The Hill, Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD, HUD Transportation Dept

Racist Iowa Republican Steve King asks why racism has such a negative stigma

Iowa Republican Congressperson Steve King is an ignorant insult to all humanity. The Hill reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is questioning how terms such as "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive in the U.S. “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King asked in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civiliz...
Tags: Video, News, New York Times, Iowa, King, Trump, The Hill, Steve King, Normalizing White Supremacy, Congressperson Steve King

Weekly Primer: Industry Insiders, Former Lobbyists Make Cabinet Room Debut

When President Donald Trump convened his Cabinet for a meeting Wednesday, there were a few new faces around the table: Sitting to the President’s left was Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan; on the President’s right, acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. Both come with their own conflict-of-interest concerns: Shanahan, who replaced James Mattis, was a Boeing executive before joining the administration. And Ryan Zinke’s replacement, Bernhardt, used to lobby for the oil industry. The n...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Exxon Mobil, House Of Representatives, General Services Administration, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Boeing, Justice Department, Exxon, Trump, Dod, Interior

Ohio Governor Bans Common Abortion Practice While Vetoing "Heartbeat" Bill

While wrapping up his tenure as governor of Ohio, Republican John Kasich signed Senate Bill 145 into law this week, banning the most common method of second trimester abortion. This follows over 20 abortion-limiting proposals Kasich has signed into law since taking office, positioning Ohio as one of the most restrictive states for abortion in the U.S.The new law bans the dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedure and imposes tight restrictions with little exception. Cases of rape or incest are not...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Senate, United States, Ohio, Bill, Trump, John Kasich, Kasich, Mike DeWine, The Hill, Supreme Court of the United States, Guttmacher Institute, DeWine, Elizabeth Nash, Associated Press Abortion

Gaetz: Dems Won’t Be Able To Help Themselves, ‘They’re Going To Impeach’ Trump

Suggesting it would be bad optics for House Democrats to make moves to impeach President Trump, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told The Hill that Democrats won’t “be able to help themselves” from doing it. “They’re going to impeach Donald Trump,” he told The Hill in an interview published Monday. “Jerry Nadler might not think that now, but like when you see already, the liberal media drumbeat for impeachment and you see already that Nadler and (Elijah) Cummings are talking about impeachable offenses ...
Tags: News, Russia, House, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Hill, The Hill, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Gaetz, Matt Gaetz R FL, Jerry Nadler, Nicole Lafond, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

What’s New In The Indictment of Mike Flynn’s Former Biz Partner

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s brief attempt at cashing in on his role as a Trump adviser has resulted in two of his business associates being indicted, while revealing more details on Flynn’s work for Turkish government officials while he was also advising Trump’s campaign. The indictment of Bijan Kian and Ekim Alptekin on charges for failing to register as foreign agents and making false statements shed light on the Ankara-backed lobbying campaign that was aimed primarily ...
Tags: Apple, News, Congress, France, Turkey, Pennsylvania, Erdogan, State Department, John Kerry, Cia, Doj, Justice Department, Berat, Trump, Ankara, Flynn

More than $100,000 raised for Thousand Oaks mass shooting victims and families

A GoFundMe page set up to help victims and families of victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill mass shooting in Thousand Oaks has so far raised more than $100,000. The Rotary Club of Westlake Village, in coordination with the Borderline’s owner Brian Hynes, set up the crowdfunding website page on Nov. 8, one day after a 28-year-old gunman fatally shot 12 people at the packed venue before turning the gun on himself. “Please respond to this hateful act with your act of love today,” the GoFundMe pa...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Ventura County, Mass Shooting, Hill, Rotary Club, Hynes, Woodland Hills, The Hill, San Fernando Valley, Woolsey, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Top Stories LADN

Monday round-up

The Supreme Court added two cases to its docket on Friday, including In re Department of Commerce, et al., a dispute arising out of a challenge to the administration’s decision to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census form; the court scheduled oral argument in the case for February 19, 2019. Amy Howe covers the order list for this blog, in a post that was first published at Howe on the Court. At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that “[t]he justices will consider the Trump administ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Commerce, New York Times, Npr, Kevin Johnson, Justice Department, US supreme court, Trump, Round-up, Lyle Denniston, Whitaker

Here is where extreme fire-threat areas overlap heavily populated areas of Southern California

According to Federal Emergency Management Agency statistics from 1994-2013, Southern California counties have large wildfires more frequently than most other counties in the state. The Hill and Woolsey fires that ignited last week and burned in Ventura and Los Angeles counties were both in Tier 3 areas, where fire danger is extreme. Here’s a look at zones with the same threat level. Above is the most recent fire threat map from the California Public Utilities Commission, released in January. ...
Tags: News, California News, Los Angeles, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, Orange County, Cpuc, Southern California, Ventura, Federal Emergency Management Agency, The Hill, California Public Utilities Commission, Woolsey

Nancy Pelosi allies ready to battle Democrats opposing her bid to become Speaker

Nancy Pelosi’s allies are ready take on the band of Democrat dissidents who do not want her to be Speaker of the US House - with Ms Pelosi facing a fight to win the role. Ms Pelosi said she has the necessary 218 votes to be able to lead the new Democrat-controlled chamber of Congress, but there are at least 17 Democrats opposed. Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel told The Hill newspaper “Two can play the game.
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, The Hill, US House, Lois Frankel

Weekly Primer: As Dems Wade Into Trump’s Swamp, They Expect ‘Full Cooperation’ With Requests

A week after House Democrats rode a blue wave to a majority in the 116th Congress, we’re starting to see how those legislators will use their soon-to-be oversight powers to check the Trump Swamp. Speaking on CNN Sunday, incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker would be “our very first witness.” “After Jan. 3,” Nadler promised, “we will summon, [or] if necessary subpoena, Mr. Whitaker.” The committee will ask, Nadler said, “h...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, Cnn, South Africa, House, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Whitaker, Michael Cohen

Hillary Clinton will run for the White House in 2020, ex-adviser predicts

Speculation is mounting that Hillary Clinton could launch a bid for the US presidency in 2020 after two former advisers in as many months floated the idea of a remarkable political comeback.  Mark Penn, who worked with the Clintons for 13 years, co-wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday headlined ‘Hillary will run again’ which predicted a new campaign.  He said Mrs Clinton would reinvent her public image once again, this time as a lifelong liberal, claiming she had learned the lesson...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Fox News, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump

Hill fire in Ventura County, smaller of the SoCal fires, is 80 percent contained

#HillFire [update] at Hill Canyon Rd and Santa Rosa Rd, Santa Rosa Valley (Ventura County) is now 4,531 acres and 80% contained. Unified Command: CAL FIRE, @VCFD_PIO, and @VENTURASHERIFF — CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) November 12, 2018 The blaze began Thursday in the Camarillo area at Hill Canyon and Santa Rosa roads in the Santa Rosa Valley. The blaze began Thursday in the Camarillo area at Hill Canyon and Santa Rosa roads in the Santa Rosa Valley....
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, CalFire, Local News, Ventura County, Santa Rosa, Hill, The Hill, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Santa Rosa Valley, Point Mugu Naval Base

Smoke from Woolsey fire, Hill fire prompts air quality warnings in LA County

Air quality could reach unhealthy levels or even higher, the South Coast Air Quality Management District warned Friday, as the Woolsey fire and the Hill fire continued to burn in LA and Ventura counties. The areas impacted include western San Fernando Valley, Northwest Coastal Los Angeles County and other areas directly impacted by smoke, according to a news release from SCAQMD. With strong northeast winds expected to continue into Friday evening, the district has issued advisories for wildfire ...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Ventura, Hill, South Coast Air Quality Management District, The Hill, LA County, Woolsey, Westlake Village, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

Thundercat + BADBADNOTGOOD: King of The Hill

Appearing on Brainfeeder X (a compilation album celebrating the label’s 10-year anniversary) is a mellow, hypnotic tune from Thundercat and BADBADNOTGOOD. “King of The Hill” sublimely blends the two outfit’s satisfying, jazz-inflected grooves—complete with Thundercat’s (aka Stephen Bruner) unmistakable vocals. This is just one of the 36 songs on the record, of which 22 are previously unreleased. Brainfeeder X is out 6 November.
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Jazz, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Thundercat, The Hill, Stephen Bruner, Acid Jazz

Political Appointee Will Replace Interior Dept’s Top Watchdog … Ben Carson Says

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is apparently replacing its acting inspector general with a Trump administration political appointee. The more you dig into this story, the fishier it gets. For one thing, the news first broke in an internal email on Friday from, surprisingly, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Suzanne Israel Tufts, our Assistant Secretary for Administration, has decided to leave HUD to become the Act...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Hud, Interior Department, OIG, Ben Carson, Trump, Foster, Hill, Interior, Tufts, Carson, Department of Interior, Zinke

Amazon Worker Pushes Bezos To Stop Selling Facial Recognition Tech To Police

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: An Amazon employee is seeking to put new pressure on the company to stop selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement. An anonymous worker, whose employment at Amazon was verified by Medium, published an op-ed on that platform on Tuesday criticizing the company's facial recognition work and urging the company to respond to an open letter delivered by a group of employees. The employee wrote that the government has used surveillan...
Tags: Amazon, San Francisco, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, U S Department of Defense, The Hill, Teresa Carlson

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promises floor vote on FIRST STEP Act after midterm election if more than 60 Senators want to move forward

This short piece from The Hill, headlined "McConnell looking at criminal justice reform after midterms," provides an encouraging update on the prospects for federal criminal justice reform after next month's  election: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he will move a criminal justice reform compromise after the Nov. 6 election if it has 60 votes. The Senate GOP conference is divided on the package, which merged a House-passed prison-reform bill with bipartisan sentencing refor...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Hill, Senate GOP, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, House Judiciary Committee, The Hill, Trump White House

Amestoy's shut down after rodent droppings found

Amestoy's On The Hill has been shut down by the Kern County Public Health Department. According to the Safe Diner website, Amestoy's, which is located at 2303 River Boulevard, was shut down on Monday. Health inspectors found rodent droppings throughout the facility, in the bar area, in the food prep area and under and behind equipment. There were also droppings found on cans in the food storage area. According to the health inspector's report, the owner said there was a problem with ...
Tags: Local News, The Hill, Amestoy, River Boulevard, Kern County Public Health Department According

Tuesday round-up

This morning, Justice Brett Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court bench for the first time to hear argument in two cases, both involving the mandatory sentencing enhancement provisions of the Armed Career Criminal Act. In Stokeling v. United States, the court will consider whether a state-law robbery offense meets the ACCA’s definition of a violent felony. Rory Little previewed the case for this blog. Matt Farnum and Trevor O’Bryan have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institu...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, White House, Cnn, Atlantic, United States, Nielsen, Usa Today, The Washington Post, Cornell, Round-up, Andrew Mccarthy, TVA, Robert Barnes, Sims

Dem Rep. Apologizes For Mocking Susan Collins Over Threats

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) apologized Thursday for appearing to belittle threats Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said she has received related to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process. Sexual assault victims deserve respect. And senators shouldn’t be threatened by the public. I said something stupid and minimized ugly behavior. That tweet is deleted and I’m sorry for that. — Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 20, 2018 The original, since-deleted tweet responded to a story in The Hill q...
Tags: News, Susan Collins, Collins, The Hill, Eric Swalwell, Livewire, Sen Susan Collins R ME, Brett Kavanaugh, Matt Shuham, Swalwell, Christine Blasey Ford

Trump taps Issa to head US trade agency

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The White House confirmed Wednesday that outgoing Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has been appointed to head the United States Trade and Development Agency.Rep. Issa (CA-49) currently represents California's 49th Congressional District but has decided not to seek re-election.The U.S. trade agency's seat is currently vacant. Issa will be heading the agency to help U.S. companies create jobs domestically through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development...
Tags: News, Congress, California, White House, US, San Diego, Darrell Issa, Orange County, San Diego County, Trump, Duncan Hunter, Harkey, The Hill, KGTV, Issa, House Oversight Committee

Thursday round-up

For USA Today, Richard Wolf reports that “Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh responded to more than 1,000 written questions from dissatisfied Democrats Wednesday by revealing more about his personal finances but little more about his views on the law.” At (subscription or registration required), Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro highlight some of Kavanaugh’s answers to more than a thousand written questions posed by senators … in the wake of [Kavanaugh’s] confirmation hearing last week.” Addition...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Cnn, Atlantic, Maine, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Fox News, Associated Press, Republican, Usa Today, George W Bush, Wall Street Journal, Collins

“House Republican pushes medical examinations for Supreme Court justices”

“House Republican pushes medical examinations for Supreme Court justices”: Lydia Wheeler of The Hill has this report.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Lydia Wheeler, The Hill, House Republican

Evening round-up: Final day of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee has concluded its hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Today consisted of witness testimony; there were four panels and 28 total witnesses. Coverage of the day’s events comes from Jessica Gresko of the Associated Press, who reports that “with [Kavanaugh’s] questioning over, he seemed on his way to becoming the court’s 114th justice.” For The Washington Post, Seung Min Kim focuses on the testimony of John Dean, former White House ...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Bloomberg, Fox News, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Round-up, Reuters, Nixon, Senate Judiciary Committee, Watergate, Ian Millhiser, Amanda Becker

Tuesday round-up

Today’s Supreme Court news will emanate from Capitol Hill, where the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy kicks off today at 9:30 a.m. At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that the “almost-week-long hearing will have both more and less drama than Neil Gorsuch’s last year — more because Kavanaugh has a longer record in public life and a paper trail to match, and less because the Republicans changed the Senate rul...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Nbc News, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Npr, Usa Today, Dianne Feinstein, George W Bush, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Kennedy

“Feinstein under the microscope for Kavanaugh hearing”

“Feinstein under the microscope for Kavanaugh hearing”: Jordain Carney of The Hill has this report.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Feinstein, The Hill, Kavanaugh, Jordain Carney

“Woman who claimed she was harassed at retirement home for being gay wins round in court against operators”

“Woman who claimed she was harassed at retirement home for being gay wins round in court against operators”: Matthew Walberg of The Chicago Tribune has this report. And Lydia Wheeler of The Hill reports that “Appeals court allows lesbian resident to sue senior living facility over discrimination.” You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at this link.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Lydia Wheeler, The Hill, The Chicago Tribune, U S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Matthew Walberg

Wednesday round-up

For The Washington Post, Elise Viebeck and Gabriel Pogrund report that “[a] Republican senator whose vote could ensure the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh” — Sen. Susan Collins of Maine – “offered an upbeat assessment of their meeting Tuesday, highlighting the judge’s statement that the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is ‘settled law.’” Additional coverage comes from Scott Detrow at NPR , Natalie Andrews and Byron Tau for The Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Gay Stol...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, White House, Maine, New York Times, Arizona, ACS, Associated Press, Louisiana, Collins, Round-up, Wade, U S Supreme Court, Mark Joseph Stern

Monday round-up

For The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro identifies “several factors that could make it difficult for Brett Kavanaugh—if he is confirmed by the Senate—to hit the ground running” when the new Supreme Court term begins on October 1. For USA Today, Richard Wolf explains that that “[b]ecause he would replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy, who occasionally sided with the court’s liberal wing, Kavanaugh particularly could shift the balance on cases involving a...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, Fox News, George W Bush, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Round-up, Bush, U S Supreme Court, Phillips, Richard Wolf, The Hill