For those of you following the race to replace Dem Cong. Becerra the LA Weekly has the update which is yours if you click here
Posted on 03/22/2017 at 07:38:00 AM
Wendy Carrillo's most recent campaign ad caught the eye of white supremacist David Duke. Duke apparently became upset and, as most unhinged right ringers seem to do, ran to twitter. The rest is online donation history! Here is the ad:
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Posted on 03/18/2017 at 08:17:00 AM
the Trump administration released the FY 2018 Budget
Today, the Trump administration released the FY 2018 Budget Blueprint: A Blueprint to Make America Great Again. This blueprint meets the President’s promises to support our military, prioritize border security, veterans’ health care, and school choice, and to eliminate hundreds of redundant, overlapping or ineffective programs.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement:
“Today’s Budget Blueprint keeps with President Trump’s promise to focus the U.S. Department of Education on its mission to serve students. The budget places power in the hands of parents and families to choose schools that are best for their children by investing an additional $1.4 billion in school choice programs. It continues support for the nation’s most vulnerable populations, such as students with disabilities, while streamlining and simplifying funding for college and continuing to help make college education more affordable.
Posted on 03/17/2017 at 01:40:00 PM
Republicans squeezed their U.S. healthcare overhaul
Posted on 03/17/2017 at 01:36:00 PM
Civil rights activists in its delegation
The United States has sent a lobbying group listed as a "hate group" by civil rights activists in its delegation to key United Nations meetings, advocates said on Wednesday, fueling fears over rolling back gay rights.
The Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) was named this week by the U.S. State Department to attend the U.N.'s Commission on the Status of Women, an annual set of high-level meetings on women's equality and empowerment.
C-FAM has been listed as an anti-LGBTQ hate group by nonprofit civil rights group the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for at least five years, said Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC's Intelligence Project.
Posted on 03/17/2017 at 01:34:00 PM
top Trump administration officials
Posted on 03/17/2017 at 01:32:00 PM
St Patrick’s Day celebrations
IRISH INTEREST IN the traditional Washington St Patrick’s Day celebrations has surged this year, in the wake of Trump’s shock win last November.
Almost as soon as the controversial businessman clinched victory, attention turned to the annual White House visit – with some arguing Enda Kenny should decline the invitation this year.
The Taoiseach was asked repeatedly in the run up to the visit whether he intended to raise subjects like the travel ban affecting Muslim-majority countries like Sudan and Yemen.
There was also speculation over whether Kenny’s comments last year that Trump had used “racist and dangerous” language on the campaign would come up, when the two men met.
Those remarks, made in the Dáil last May, were put under a renewed focus this week when former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the Taoiseach should apologise to Trump. As a result, Kenny was asked to respond to Farage’s remarks during a US media op.
Posted on 03/17/2017 at 01:30:00 PM
An early indicator of what’s to come
Posted on 03/16/2017 at 08:06:00 AM
Their healthcare overhaul imperiled from all sides
Posted on 03/16/2017 at 08:02:00 AM
Protesters take part in March against the Trump administration's
Protesters take part in March against the Trump administration's perceived anti-LGBT agenda
The revelation has fuelled fears that the Trump administration will roll back gay rights.
The Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) was named this week by the US State Department to attend the UN's Commission on the Status of Women, an annual set of high-level meetings on women's equality and empowerment.
C-FAM has been listed as an anti-LGBT hate group by non-profit civil rights group the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for at least five years, SPLC spokesperson Heidi Beirich said.
"The way you get on our anti-gay hate list is basically if you demonise the gay population," Ms Beirich said. "That's how they ended up on the list."
The move comes as decisions by President Donald Trump's new administration raise fears of a rollback of LGBT rights.
Posted on 03/16/2017 at 07:58:00 AM