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Gov. Brown vetoes few bills – latest ones get conservative praise

Gov. Brown vetoes few bills – latest ones get conservative praise

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed only 118 of the 957 bills that came before his desk in the recently concluded legislative session, but some of his final vetoes earned a great deal of attention and praise – even from conservative Republicans. That’s an interesting turn of events given that Brown signed into lawmost of […]

States Suing Trump To Get ‘Unconstitutional’ Obamacare Subsidy Money

States Suing Trump To Get ‘Unconstitutional’ Obamacare Subsidy Money

States are so upset with President Donald Trump for cutting off Obamacare subsidy payments that they are trying to coax a federal judge to force the administration to keep paying them out. … told The Daily Caller News Foundation. One of the glaring problems with abruptly stopping CSR payments is that it will likely lead […]

GOP Tax Plan: Hardly “Reform,” But Tax Cuts “Cost” Nothing

GOP Tax Plan: Hardly “Reform,” But Tax Cuts “Cost” Nothing

by Thomas L. Knapp . The Trump administration and congressional Republicans released their grandiosely titled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” on September 27. The plan looks a lot more like a grab bag designed by lobbyists than like any kind of carefully considered plan for “tax reform.”   It’s full of smoke […]

White House Denies Claim Trump Plans to Shift on Paris Climate Accord

White House Denies Claim Trump Plans to Shift on Paris Climate Accord

By ADAM SHAW The White House on Saturday denied a claim that the Trump administration is changing its position on the Paris climate agreement, after an E.U. official said the U.S. wants to review the terms of the deal from which President Trump promised to remove the U.S. from in June. “The U.S. has stated that […]

Red team must leave no stone unturned in climate debate

Red team must leave no stone unturned in climate debate

    By Tom Harris  “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain Al Gore expects us to believe that climate change science is settled. According to the former Vice President, scientists know, with a high degree of certainty, that […]

Let’s get real about the education budget

Let’s get real about the education budget

 .. . By LARRY SAND  . Trump’s proposed budget includes some minor cuts; union leaders launch hyperbolic grenades. Did you know that the Trump/DeVos budget is manifestly cruel to children and catastrophic to public schools? Are you aware that Trump/Devos are planning to slash funding for public schools, and use voucher schemes to funnel taxpayer […]

“Ain’t it awful” is no way to formulate political strategy

“Ain’t it awful” is no way to formulate political strategy

. By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   I remember this conversation game that my grandmothers used to play. These ladies, who grew up in the social morays of Victorian San Francisco at the start of the 20th century, would gossip about people they knew had fallen into hard times.  After telling these […]

Zero-emission showdown with Trump as California sticks with targets

Zero-emission showdown with Trump as California sticks with targets

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock A showdown between California and Trump over car emissions is coming right up, and California is a strong favorite to lose. Please consider California Isn’t Planning to Back Away From Zero-Emission Car Rules. Investors who pushed up shares of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler on a bet that Donald Trump will […]