State Sen. Ben Hueso and San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott dropped their proposed changes to the California Public Records Act this week. Before that happened, the City Council and the mayor both announced they opposed the measure.
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Workers on Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign have joined a labor union, becoming the first presidential campaign in history to unionize.
The U.S. Special Counsel’s Office on Friday asked a court to delay sentencing for U.S. President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, amid “ongoing investigations” stemming from the Russia investigation.
The United States will impose visa restrictions on people responsible for any International Criminal Court probe, a move aimed at preventing actions against U.S. and allies in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker all but guaranteed at a campaign event on Friday that he will pick a woman as his running mate if he wins his party’s nomination for president next year.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke belonged to one of the best-known groups of computer hackers as a teenager, Reuters revealed today.
Governor Kevin Stitt announces his appointment of Dr. Kayse Shrum as the Secretary of Science and Innovation and Jerome Loughridge as Secretary of Health and Mental Health.
Voters in Woodward County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 2 Board of Education General Election for Sharon-Mutual Schools should apply now.
A Democratic U.S. senator and his Republican counterpart on Friday asked Congress’ investigative arm to probe Trump administration talks with Saudi Arabia over sharing nuclear power technology.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has named oil company leader Jerome Loughridge to be his new Secretary of Health and Mental Health.
U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the “horrible massacre” at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, a deadly attack that killed 49 people in what the White House called a “vicious act of hate.”
A legislator’s bill designed to protect mineral rights owners from cities and counties that might attempt a ban on drilling awaits a vote this week in the Oklahoma Senate.
Transcripts of fired former FBI special agent Peter Strzok’s closed-door testimony to congressional investigators last year over DOJ and FBI wrongdoing have been released.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a non-binding resolution on Thursday calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming report on his probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election to be released to Congress and the public.
The U.S. Senate was poised on Thursday to pass a proposal to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border, defying his threat to veto the measure and heavy lobbying of his fellow Republicans.
One of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors is leaving the Department of Justice, according to a National Public Radio report on Thursday, possibly signaling the end of the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.
A new state bill proposed by Assemblyman Todd Gloria would require public agencies to retain emails for at least two years before automatically deleting them.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at her weekly press conference Thursday she personally would support lowering the national voting age to 16.
The Washington Post on Wednesday published a searing indictment of the Obama administration
AFL-CIO says job-destroying scheme makes unachievable, unrealistic promises
Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke will launch his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday, ending months of speculation about whether he would join the sprawling field of Democrats vying for the chance to run against President Donald Trump.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday joined the House of Representatives in passing legislation that would defy President Donald Trump by terminating the national emergency on the southern border that he declared on Feb. 15.
A federal judge on Thursday set a criminal trial for U.S. President Donald Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone for Nov. 5, and cautioned the Republican political operative that he needed to comply with a gag order.
The U.S. Treasury will work to shield President Donald Trump from a congressional request to see his tax returns, protecting his privacy just like it would for any taxpayer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday.
Democratic U.S. senators berated top Defense Department officials on Thursday over the Trump administration’s plan to sidestep Congress by using money intended for ongoing wars to finance the president’s long-desired border wall with Mexico.
One of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors will soon leave his post, a spokesman said on Thursday, confirming a move likely to add fuel to speculation that the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election is nearing an end.
POTUS blasts detractors ahead of national emergency vote
Lawmakers say immigrant rights group was too aggressive in pushing for a measure the governor would never sign
The United States will stay in its lane while Britain negotiates its exit from the European Union, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday ahead of his meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the White House.
Hundreds of New York City schools reported absolutely zero incidents of bullying in the 2016-2017 school year, according to an audit by the office of the State Comptroller that looked into implementation of a 2012 law meant to track harassment and mistreatment in classrooms.
Governor Kevin Stitt today signed five agency accountability bills that give the executive branch the authority to hire and fire agency leaders for the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority (SB 456), Oklahoma Department of Transportation (SB 457), Oklahoma Department of Corrections (HB 2480), Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (HB 2479), and Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (HB 2483).
Climate change legislation isn’t something being considered this year in the Oklahoma House and Senate but it is in New Mexico where the House approved complex measures pushing the state to a carbon-free energy generation in the next 25 years.
Left-wing activists and liberal journalists were quick to mock former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke
Republican Don Wagner, the mayor of Irvine, widened his vote lead Wednesday over Democrat Loretta Sanchez in day two of election results for a county supervisor seat.
Tonight, in a local jail somewhere in New York State, a person who is presumed innocent will sit behind bars because she could not afford the bail set in her case, trying to decide whether to accept a plea deal without seeing the evidence against her or to contest the charges in a trial that could be months or years away.
The head of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is now one of those agency heads who could be removed from office by Gov. Kevin Stitt.
Beto O’Rourke, the youthful Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year, told a Texas TV station on Wednesday he would seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
U.S. lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee emerged from a closed-door meeting with former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Wednesday with conflicting accounts of their conversation with the controversial Trump ally.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be sentenced by a second judge on Wednesday who will determine whether to add to a surprisingly lenient four-year prison sentence imposed in a separate case last week.
Congress plans to scrutinize why the United States waited so many days to ground all Boeing Co 737 MAX jets involved in Sunday’s crash in Ethiopia as other countries and airlines acted more quickly.
A senior Senate Republican gave a lukewarm welcome to U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget plan, complaining on Wednesday that growing debt was taking the country in “an ominous direction.”
U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and one-time “fixer” Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress regarding any potential pardon for his crimes could have been clearer, but he never personally asked the president for such a reprieve, Cohen’s lawyer said.
White House advisers recommended on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump veto a resolution to end Washington’s support for the Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives gave a cool reception to the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday as the top U.S. trade negotiator opened a campaign to win broad support for the accord in Congress.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday the House of Representatives will not consider a Republican bill to amend a federal national emergencies law after President Donald Trump used the declaration in a bid to get money for his long-promised border wall.
The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution that would end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, in a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s policy toward the kingdom.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will meet privately with U.S. leader Donald Trump in the Oval Office during his visit to the White House next Tuesday, Brazil’s presidential spokesman said on Wednesday, adding an interpreter will be present.
California Governor Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state’s execution chamber, an administration source said.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration would have a news conference at the southern U.S. border with Mexico in the next three weeks, as he continues to seek congressional backing for a wall there.
The U.S. State Department changed its usual description of the Golan Heights from “Israeli-occupied” to “Israeli-controlled” in an annual global human rights report released on Wednesday.
Democrats aim to change that. “With great tragedy should also come great change. Human life should come first,” said Erin Martinez
Americans will “never have faith” in the U.S. government until the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe is investigated