New Democratic Congress Plans to Investigate Betsy DeVos on Five Fronts

With Democrats soon-to-be in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, several members of House-led committees are preparing to challenge Department of Education Secretary Besty DeVos on several policies. POLITICO...

Bullet Train or No Bullet Train: That’s the Question

Among the headaches Gavin Newsom will inherit as governor: California's troubled bullet train Gov. Jerry Brown hands incoming Gov. Gavin Newsom a tough decision: delay indefinitely the goal of a...

Barack Obama Receives RFK Human Rights Award

Former President Barack Obama was recently honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan. "I'm not sure if you've heard,...

2019: It is the Law

Hundreds of new California laws took effect on Jan. 1, imposing a raft of new mandates on scores of issues. Some laws were the direct result of recent events,...

Red Line Pushing Suspect Dies in Custody

A man suspected of pushing someone onto the Red Line train tracks has died after being taken into custody in downtown Los Angeles, police said. A man suspected of pushing...

Free Turkey

Mayor James T. Butts, Councilman Padilla and many  other friends at the Faithful Central Church, provided lots of families with a turkey and a bag of groceries. Photo courtesy...

What do Ivanka Trump and Hillary Clinton Have in Common

The Washington Post reported that Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year. The emails were...

Trump’s acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam Wire...

Matthew Whitaker was appointed acting attorney general after Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions. Photograph: Allison Shelley/Reuters Donald Trump’s new acting attorney general was part of a company accused by the...

Did You Play Mega Millions or Powerball Here is why you are not a...

If you played Mega Millions or Powerball and you did not win, the reason comes down to two things: simple math — and very long odds. But there are some...

California’s Future is Uncertain

The race for governor of California — between Gavin Newsom, the Democratic lieutenant governor, and John Cox, a Republican business executive — is one of the least competitive contests...

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