Saturday, March 24, 2018

John Bolton is expected to launch a massive shake-up at the National Security Council, aiming to remove dozens of current W.H. officials, starting with holdovers from the Obama admin

Friday, March 23, 2018

Among regular FACEBOOK users, 48% still believe their personal data on the site is secure

'I'll Never Sign Another Bill Like This Again' 'Nobody read it. It’s only hours old. Some people don’t even know what’s in it.'

Kamala Harris Aide, 2 Others Arrested After Allegedly Running Fake Police Force in Santa Clarita

Poll: 59 Percent Disapprove of Media’s Coverage of Trump

A just-released Quinnipiac poll reveals that 59 percent of the American people disapprove of the way the media cover President Trump, while only 35 percent approve....

Capitol Update
Friday, March 23, 2018

Miracle March… Down the Drain

All over our state we have had a very wet March. Rainy seasons like this are important to stave off the impacts of droughts, but only if we have the infrastructure to capture the rain and snow-pack run-off that a season like this provides. The California Water Commission still has not moved on the groundbreaking of two essential water storage projects: The Sites Reservoir and the Temperance Flats Reservoir. Although Prop 1, back in 2014, did not specify which water storage projects the California Water Commission would approve, these two projects are the most logical and furthest along for our state. The California Water Commission is dragging their feet and sitting on funds at the expense of us all. We must contact the CWC and let them know that we haven’t forgotten about this critical water storage and we demand some action! ◼ CLICK HERE for a variety of ways to contact the Commission and its members. As another rainy season comes and goes, remind them that their inaction means our water goes down the drain!

Bill Update

AB 1745 (Ting, D): This bill would place a ban on ALL gas-powered vehicles by 2040. Assemblyman Ting and Governor Brown have floated this idea for years. But in Governor Brown’s last term in office, they see a golden opportunity. By 2040 and onward, AB 1745 would prohibit the DMV from registering any vehicle that was not zero emissions. It would only exclude commercial vehicles that weigh over 10,001 pounds. A mandate like this would be devasting for businesses and Californians alike. AB 1745 is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Transportation Committee on April 16th. Take a moment to call each member and ask them to VOTE NO on AB 1745. It is an unworkable, unfeasible regulation that would continue to drive businesses and families out of our state.

Assembly Transportation Committee

Jim Frazier (D, Chair): (916) 319-2011

Vince Fong (R, Vice Chair): (916) 319-2034

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D, 04): (916) 319-2004

Catherine Baker (R, 16): (916) 319-2016

Marc Berman (D, 24): (916) 319-2024

Kansen Chu (D, 25): (916) 319-2025

Tom Daly (D, 69): (916) 319-2069

Laura Friedman (D, 43): (916) 319-2043

Mike Gipson (D, 64): (916) 319-2064

Matthew Harper (R, 74): (916) 319-2074

Devon Mathis (R, 26): (916) 319-2026

Jose Medina (D, 61): (916) 319-2061

Adrin Nazarian (D, 46): (916) 319-2046

Patrick O’Donnell (D, 70): (916) 319-2070

Spring Recess

The legislature is officially on spring recess. They will reconvene on April 2nd. Last Friday was the deadline for two-year bills to be passed out of their house of origin. After spring recess is when the legislative session starts to move FAST. Soon it will be the May Revise of the Governor’s budget, and between now and then will be a bevvy of committee hearings! We will be asking for your action by contacting your representatives. Our voices, our opinions matter!

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

John Bolton to Replace McMaster as National Security Advisor

GOP Congress rebuffs Trump and goes on a spending spree

“Shame, shame,” Paul tweeted Thursday. “A pox on both Houses - and parties. $1.3 trillion. Busts budget caps. 2200 pages, with just hours to try to read it.”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WIRE: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal Is Alive Thanks to Jared Kushner...

Trump's Short-Term Health Plans Will Legalize Affordable Care

...The Trump administration is preparing to offer Americans an affordable alternative to the high-cost coverage on Obamacare's exchanges by overturning one of the previous administration's most burdensome regulations.

On February 20, the Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed rule based on President Trump’s October 12, 2017, Executive Order that would allow insurers to sell "short-term" health plans that provide coverage for up to 364 days. The proposed rule is open for comment for 60 days. The measure would nullify an Obama administration directive issued in October 2016 that banned short-term plans lasting longer than three months....

Your world: Where the corrupt investigate the innocent. George Orwell would be blushing.

Anti-Sanctuary Push Spreads to Other California Cities after Los Alamitos' Monday vote

Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, continues his push to move the California Republican Party to the left

The Austin bombing suspect is dead

Television’s coverage of Donald Trump from the 1980s to early 2015 portrayed Trump as a phenomenal business success, endlessly knowledgeable and fascinating, insightful, shrewd, entertaining, and funny — a larger-than-life character.

...Beyond The Apprentice, it’s worth remembering that for most of the Bush and Obama presidencies, Donald Trump was a regular featured guest on news programs and not touted as a partisan Republican, hate-monger, or ranting fool. NBC’s Today show regularly had him on to promote The Apprentice and let him vent about whatever else was on his mind. CNN’s Larry King would regularly have him on and ask about the news of the day, like what the U.S. government should be doing about Somali pirates — as if Trump was some sort of naval-warfare expert. On Fox News, Greta Van Susteren asked him how he would negotiate a deal to avoid a government shutdown. He was a frequent guest of Regis Philbin. Barbara Walters declared him one of her “most fascinating” people of 2011, alongside Kim Kardashian.

Even publications like the Guardian did quasi-admiring can-you-believe-this-character profiles. Rolling Stone was happy to interview him. The smallest bits of news from Trump-world generated positive coverage in the biggest publications....

Face veils not required: 3 changes in Saudi Arabia that are huge for women

...In just a six-month period, women in full face veils went from being the norm to being the exception. What else can change quickly as Saudi Arabia tries to expand freedom for its citizens and become a player on the world stage?...

Former FBI Director Goes On Record: "Comey, McCabe, & Brennan All Corrupt & Everything Leads Back To Obama"

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Live look at the media response to a mass shooting being stopped by a gun

Erika Harold wins Republican nomination for Illinois Attorney General.

Funny, When Obama Harvested Facebook Data On Millions Of Users To Win In 2012, Everyone Cheered

Monday, March 19, 2018

Atmospheric river poised to drench California

Humboldt County marijuana growers aren't so thrilled with "legalization" that means costly regulation

...Humboldt County, traditionally shorthand for outlaw culture and the great dope it produces, is facing a harsh reckoning. Every trait that made this strip along California’s wild northwest coast the best place in the world to grow pot is now working against its future as a producer in the state’s $7 billion-a-year marijuana market.

A massive industry never before regulated is being tamed by laws and taxation, characteristically extensive in this state. Nowhere is this process upending a culture and economy more than here in Humboldt, where tens of thousands of people who have been breaking the law for years are being asked to hire accountants, tax lawyers and declare themselves to a government they have famously distrusted....

...Wilson estimates that “Fewer than 1 in 10 of the county’s estimated 12,500 marijuana farmers are likely to make it in the legal trade….Less than 1 percent of the estimated 69,000 growers statewide have received a permit to farm marijuana since the beginning of the year.”

As many experts on drug prohibition predicted, prices are dropping in the legalized market. But for Humboldt and neighboring counties, the price drop is happening...

Dems back off demands for Dreamer protections

Today, President Trump, joined by Vice President Pence, signed an Executive Order to take additional steps to stop the Maduro regime of Venezuela from attempting to circumvent U.S. sanctions by issuing a digital currency

Democrats consider attacking their own CA candidates to win back Congress...

Social media is aiding the decline of free speech

Adam Schiff: Andrew McCabe's firing "may be justified"

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election with over 73 percent of the vote

Don’t Run From Trump

In pursuing this goal, McCabe and the two lovers demonstrated the very essence of the right stuff: a breezy comfort with bending the law to the demands of politics.

...Democratic lawmakers became the ventriloquist’s dummies, moving their lips mechanically as CIA director Brennan spoke....

..."I think we have ample facts revealed to us during this last year and a half that high-ranking people throughout government, not just the FBI, high-ranking people had a plot to not have Hillary Clinton, you know, indicted," Kallstrom said on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo."...

Kallstrom also said officials had a scheme to blame Trump for the Russian interference during the 2016 election.

"They had a backup plan to basically frame Donald Trump..." Kallstrom said.

Amazon Deletes Reviews of Conservative Authors with No Explanation

Something Astonishing Happened to Americans on Welfare in Trump's First Year in Office

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