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Dianne Feinstein asks for more cash to cut down dead trees in California before they catch fire
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 3:11 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana Gov....
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The VA and the neighbors in West L.A. have started helping homeless vets; when will Congress do its part?
The years-long tussle over land use at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ sprawling 388-acre West Los Angeles campus took an important step closer to being resolved Tuesday. Yet even as the department made real strides locally, the efforts to deliver more services to veterans on the campus remain...
140 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party United States Senate Dianne Feinstein United States Department of Veterans Affairs Homelessness Posttraumatic stress disorder Supportive housing Renting
Meet the men plotting strategy for California's U.S. Senate candidates
Donald Trump's comments about Mexicans and immigrants, and his rise to be the Republican party's presidential nominee, might have thrown a wrench in Bill Carrick's plan to get an underdog elected to the U.S. Senate. California hasn't had an open Senate seat in two-and-a-half decades, and for the...
171 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party Bill Clinton United States Senate California Dianne Feinstein Political campaign Republican Party Barack Obama
House Intelligence Committee open to probing Michael Flynn
Until now, House Republicans seemed more concerned about leaks to the news media.
3 points by The Washington Post | United States House Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Dianne Feinstein Democratic Party United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Committees of the United States House of Representatives Republican Party Jerrold Nadler
A list of ongoing — and potential — probes into Russian meddling
Michael Flynn's resignation earlier this week has created more questions than answers when it comes to Russian interference.
135 points by Daily News | Democratic Party United States Senate Bill Clinton Federal Bureau of Investigation Dianne Feinstein United States President of the United States Barack Obama
Senate hearings for Supreme Court pick to begin March 20
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, on March 20.Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, made the announcement on Thursday after consulting with the panel's top Democrat, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Grassley said he expects the confirmation hearings to last three to four days.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Senate President of the United States United States Bill Clinton Supreme Court of the United States Dianne Feinstein
A turf war breaks out in the Senate: Who will investigate Russia’s connections to the Trump campaign?
With new details coming almost daily about ex-national security adviser Michael T. Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador, interest in more probing has emerged.
287 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Democratic Party Party leaders of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell Dianne Feinstein Harry Reid United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Chuck Schumer
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s criticism of Trump may be winning him Democratic support
Senate Democrats sent mixed signals the day after Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch expressed concerns about President Trump's attacks on the federal judiciary - a sign that the judge's comments could attract some badly needed Democratic support.
1 points by The Denver Post | United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate Democratic Party President of the United States Mitch McConnell Chuck Schumer Lyndon B. Johnson Dianne Feinstein
Gorsuch's criticism of Trump may be winning him Democratic support
Senate Democrats sent mixed signals the day after Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch expressed concerns about President Trump's attacks on the federal judiciary - a sign that the judge's comments could attract some badly needed Democratic support. "To whisper to a senator but to refuse to say anything...
54 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate Democratic Party President of the United States Mitch McConnell Chuck Schumer Lyndon B. Johnson Dianne Feinstein
Schumer says he has ‘serious concerns’ about Gorsuch
Sen. Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee "avoided answers like the plague" during a meeting.
3 points by The Denver Post | Democratic Party President of the United States Dianne Feinstein United States Senate Supreme Court of the United States United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chuck Schumer United States
The Latest: DeVos sworn in as education secretary
WASHINGTON — The latest on Senate consideration of President Donald Trump's Cabinet picks:6:05 p.m.Betsy DeVos has been sworn in as the U.S. education secretary, hours after her nomination was approved by the Senate in a vote that required Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie.DeVos was sworn in by Pence in a ceremony at the vice president's ceremonial office. Pence says it was "the easiest vote I ever cast."
-2 points by Boston Herald | United States Senate Democratic Party Vice President of the United States Chuck Schumer President of the United States Dianne Feinstein Republican Party Barack Obama
The Latest: Feinstein says she's impressed with Gorsuch
WASHINGTON — The latest on Senate consideration of President Donald Trump's Cabinet picks:1:25 p.m.The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says she is impressed with President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.California Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with Judge Neil Gorsuch on Monday. She said Tuesday that "he's a very caring person and he's obviously legally very smart."She added: "I think we are dealing with someone who is impressive, so we'll see."
-2 points by Boston Herald | United States Senate Democratic Party Dianne Feinstein Chuck Schumer President of the United States United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary George W. Bush Barack Obama
Kamala Harris spoke against education nominee Betsy DeVos as part of Democrats' 24-hour blitz on Senate floor
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 5:40 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
14254 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party United States Senate California Barbara Boxer Federal government of the United States Dianne Feinstein United States President pro tempore of the United States Senate
Pence defends Trump's attack on judge, predicts victory for travel ban
Ban on travel from seven Muslim countries is subject of litigation       
15491 points by USA Today | Democratic Party United States Senate President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States Judge Appellate court Dianne Feinstein United States
'I am not retired!': A new move for Barbara Boxer
One month after retiring from the U.S. Senate, Barbara Boxer has a new focus not far removed from her old one: electing like-minded Democrats. It’s not as though anyone expected the kinetic Boxer to sit home and knit after 10 years in the House and 24 in the Senate, often as a fire-bombing assailant...
9909 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party United States Senate Republican Party Dianne Feinstein California Barbara Boxer President pro tempore of the United States Senate Russ Feingold
Essential Politics: A new fight is brewing over public employee pension costs, Feinstein preps for Supreme Court showdown
Essential Politics: A new fight is brewing over public employee pension costs, Feinstein preps for Supreme Court showdown Nov. 17, 2016, 6 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:California's biggest pension...
173 points by Los Angeles Times | Elections Bill Clinton United States Senate Election Dianne Feinstein California Donald Trump Democratic Party
Essential Politics: How Clinton won California, or why this state is different from everywhere else
You had a feeling California was different from the rest of the country. Look no further than last week’s election results for some concrete data showing how much more liberal the state has become compared with the rest of the country and why it was so much more receptive to Hillary Clinton. I’m...
22 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States California United States Senate Dianne Feinstein Democratic Party Elections Donald Trump Voting
Democrats to woo Donald Trump on plans that Republicans oppose
Congressional Democrats are constructing an agenda to align with many proposals of President-elect Donald Trump that put him at odds with his own party ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Democratic Party United States Senate Dianne Feinstein North American Free Trade Agreement Chuck Schumer John McCain Working class United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Sen. Dianne Feinstein will lead Democrats as they take on Trump's Supreme Court nominees
Feinstein has taken on the gun industry, the CIA and civil-liberties advocates in her own party during her long tenure in the Senate.
221 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States United States Senate Dianne Feinstein United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary George W. Bush United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chuck Schumer
Influential San Francisco activist Rose Pak dies at 68
Rose Pak, a brash and lively community activist who helped transform San Francisco’s growing Asian American population into a politically powerful constituency during an era when few women carried such clout, has died. She was 68.Pak died of natural causes in her home Sunday morning. Friends and fam...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Gavin Newsom San Francisco United States Mayor of San Francisco Asian American China Dianne Feinstein Willie Brown
Republicans in California's delegation largely sitting out the Senate race, but some prefer Sanchez
Like a lot of Republicans in California frustrated with a choice of two Democrats in the U.S. Senate race, nearly all of the 14 Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation are sitting this one out. In the contest between Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, about two-thirds...
8 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Senate Democratic Party Republican Party California Barbara Boxer United States United States House of Representatives Dianne Feinstein
Visa Program Up for Renewal Amid Allegations of Fraud
The merits of the EB-5 program, which allows foreign investors to gain citizenship by putting money into economic development projects, are being debated again.
304 points by The New York Times | United States Congress United States National security Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Homeland Security Investment Finance Dianne Feinstein