Gavin Newsom

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There’s no crisis of free speech. Milo’s campus crusade stinks of hypocrisy

Yiannopoulos’s latest stunt is dressed up as the defence of a noble ideal. But the right is protecting its own moral codes, not freedom of expression<p>If you’re curious as to what a basket of deplorables looks like in real life, perhaps you should head over to Berkeley next week, where Steve Bannon, …

Censorship

Jerry Brown compares Trump supporters to cave dwellers

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change and North Korea “stupid and dangerous and silly,” sharpening his criticism of the president and comparing his supporters to cave dwellers.<p>“They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said at a climate …

Donald Trump

Justice Department appeals block on Trump's sanctuary city executive order

The Justice Department is appealing a judge's injunction limiting President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to deny federal funding to local governments with so-called sanctuary policies protecting undocumented immigrants.<p>Trump administration lawyers filed notices Monday appealing to the …

Immigration

Trump is riding a 'dead horse' on climate issue, Gov. Brown says at New York conference

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday touted steps the state has taken toward a healthier climate, but warned that powerful forces he called “climate deniers” are resisting technologies and policies designed to improve conditions.<p>“I like all the optimism around here, but I don’t want to minimize …

Climate

California Assembly calls on Congress to censure Trump

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers late Friday formally urged Congress to censure President Donald Trump for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., the latest salvo in an ongoing feud between the president and Democrats in the nation’s most populous state.<p>The advisory measure, passed …

Donald Trump

California lawmakers greenlight early primary in 2020

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers, bidding to exert greater influence on the next presidential nominating contest, sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill early Saturday that would move the state’s 2020 primary election up three months to March.<p>If signed into law by Brown, the early primary could dramatically …

Elections

California legislature tries to force Trump to release tax returns

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump may have to release his tax returns if he wants to compete in California in 2020.<p>A bill passed by the state legislature Friday requires presidential candidates to release their five most recent years of tax returns to get on the ballot.<p>If this holds, Trump would have …

Government

California lawmakers take anti-Trump stance as session ends

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to become a sanctuary state, tussled over hot-button environmental issues and urged other states to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission as their legislative year ended early on Saturday.<p>The …

Fossil Fuels

Eaze raises another $27M as investors continue to invest in cannabis tech

Eaze, the company sometimes dubbed "Uber for pot," has raised another $27 million, the latest example of investors being willing to put big bucks …

Cannabis

Edith Windsor, plaintiff in 2013 same-sex marriage case, dead at 88

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the 2013 United States Supreme Court case that struck down a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, has died at 88, according to her lawyer.<p>Windsor's death was first reported by The New York Times.<p>As the lead plaintiff in the …

LGBTQ

Democrats pushing for vote on Dream Act as White House backs off demands to link it to border wall funding

Democrats are pushing for a vote on the Dream Act in a matter of weeks after President Trump told congressional leaders he wanted action on legislation to protect the young immigrants known as “Dreamers.”<p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Democrats are trying to force a vote, …

Immigration

Sen. Hatch: ‘It’s High Time’ We Talk About Marijuana

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released a pun-filled statement that announces his plan to “roll out” the MEDS Act, a “joint effort” to allow more research …

Donald Trump

UC sues Trump administration, calls DACA cancellation ‘unconstitutional’

The University of California sued the Trump administration in federal court Friday, accusing the president of violating the rights of students and the UC by rescinding a program that temporarily prevents deportation of immigrants brought to this country illegally as children.<p>UC President Janet …

Immigration

Rate of teens using marijuana falls to historic low

Despite the predictions of legalization opponents, new statistics show that the number of teens using marijuana has dropped to the lowest rate in over 20 years.<p>According to federal data released this week in the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, only 6.5 percent of Americans between …

Cannabis

Judge Refuses To Dismiss States' Immigration Action Challenge, Even After DACA End Announced

US District Judge Andrew Hanen has been a harsh critic of DACA and DAPA. But, even after President Trump announced he was ending them and states asked to end the case against them, Hanen refused — citing what he said was a procedural error in the states' filing.<p>The federal judge hearing the lawsuit …

Immigration

University of California Sues Trump Administration Over Decision to End DACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The University of California sued the Trump administration on Friday in a challenge to the decision to end DACA, a program that …

Immigration

I Came to America When I Was 3. What Am I Supposed to Do in Mexico?

My parents didn’t teach me Spanish, I have an Alabama accent, and I have no memories of Mexico. Still, the president thinks it’s a good idea to deport me.<p>My parents brought me to the United States when I was 3 years old. I’ve gone to school here, worked here, paid taxes. I’m as American as you …

Immigration

Daca: what has been the reaction from conservative thinkers?

On Tuesday, Trump’s administration said it would end the program giving legal status to undocumented young people. Here’s what writers on the right have to say about it<p>It has been reported that the Donald Trump may not himself understand all the implications of yesterday’s repeal of Deferred Action …

Immigration

What Jimmy Kimmel gets exactly right about Trump's DACA decision

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's been lots and lots of speculation about why President Trump decided to rescind the DACA program -- via Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- on Tuesday.<p>He is slavishly devoted to his base, which views the program that allows undocumented immigrants brought to the US before the age of 16 …

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

5 things you should know about Trump’s move to end DACA

<b>What is DACA?</b><p>DACA is short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which protects certain people who were brought into the country illegally as children from being deported. Former President Barack Obama launched the program in 2012, saying he wanted to provide a reprieve for young immigrants …

Immigration

Dreamers fear deportations from DACA data

They worry the data they handed to the federal government could be used to deport them and their family members.<p>The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it won’t give immigration enforcement agencies the personal data it holds on participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals …

Immigration

Colleges try to reassure undocumented students in wake of DACA decision

<b>(CNN) —</b> For many college students, Tuesday marked the start of a new semester of classes. For those students protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, it also ushered in an uncertain future about their status in the United States.<p>In the wake of the Trump …

Immigration

The Legal Flaw With Ditching DACA

Trump’s Homeland Security Department is ignoring a cardinal principle of administrative law.<p>President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been criticized, by Democrats and Republicans alike, as “cruel,” “inhumane” and “unconscionable.” It …

Immigration

Trump orders end to program protecting immigrant 'dreamers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling Barack Obama's program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, declaring he loves the "dreamers" who could face deportation but insisting it's up to Congress, …

Immigration

Full text: Jeff Sessions on Trump ending DACA program

<i>Remarks as prepared for delivery.</i><p>Good morning. I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama Administration is being rescinded.<p>The DACA program was implemented in 2012 and essentially provided a legal status for recipients for a renewable two-year …

Immigration

DACA decision confirms it: Trump has killed the Bush version of the GOP

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> If you want to understand the profound impact Donald Trump's candidacy and presidency have had on the Republican Party, you need look no further than Tuesday's announcement that the DACA program will be rescinded.<p>"We are a people of compassion and we are a people of law," said …

Elections

DACA on the brink

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is expected to end a program that protected undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children -- so-called "Dreamers" -- from deportation, four sources familiar with the decision told CNN.<p>Two of the sources said the plan is to have a six-month delay in …

Immigration

Australia votes on same-sex marriage: What you need to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> Australia is the closest it has ever been to legalizing same-sex marriage.<p>From September 12, every Australian who has registered to vote will received a letter asking them, "Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?"<p>The result won't be known until November 15.<p>It's been a …

Equality

Killing DACA Is Pure Cruelty

The Trump administration once again does the heartless thing.<p>By any human metric, DACA is a great policy. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who first came to the United States as children. Why is that important? Well because, one, they …

Immigration

Trump Prepares to End DACA

The administration may undo the program shielding unauthorized immigrants who arrived as children, rolling back a signature Obama-era initiative.<p>After roughly eight months in office, President Trump is leaning toward ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Obama-era program …

Immigration