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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 07:03 PM PST

Newsom Urges Trump to Lay Off California's Marijuana Laws

Newsom Urges Trump to Lay Off California's Marijuana Laws

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom threw down the gauntlet in a letter to President Donald Trump Friday, telling him to leave his hands off of the state's marijuana laws.

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GOP Proposal Aims to End Insurance Mandate

GOP Proposal Aims to End Insurance Mandate

A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher...

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 03:56 PM PST

Clinton Calls for 'Resistance,' Party Unity in New Video

Clinton Calls for 'Resistance,' Party Unity in New Video

Hillary Clinton has come up with a new equation for Democrats who are looking for change. “Let resistance plus persistence equal progress for our party and our country,” she said in a video posted to the...

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 04:24 PM PST

DHS Intel Report Disputes Threat Posed by Travel Ban Nations

DHS Intel Report Disputes Threat Posed by Travel Ban Nations

Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror...

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 02:14 PM PST

Majority of Americans Want Trump-Russia Probe: Poll

Majority of Americans Want Trump-Russia Probe: Poll

About half of Americans believe that Congress should investigate whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign had contact with the Russian government in 2016, while only a quarter say that lawmakers should...

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Paris Mayor, George Clooney Fire Back at Trump for Insult

Paris Mayor, George Clooney Fire Back at Trump for Insult

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, France's foreign minister and an American cinema luminary pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light on Friday in a speech. Trump evoked his friend Jim,...

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 09:55 AM PST

Trump Promises 'Roaring' American Comeback

Trump Promises 'Roaring' American Comeback

President Donald Trump thanked his supporters during a speech at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference and promised a "roaring" comeback of an America that is "bigger, and better, and stronger than ever before."

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 04:14 PM PST

Gov Jerry Brown Seeks $437m for Flood Control

Gov Jerry Brown Seeks $437m for Flood Control

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to spend $437 million on flood control and emergency response in the water-logged state.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 09:44 AM PST

Trump Attacks Media at CPAC

Trump Attacks Media at CPAC

President Donald Trump continued his assault on the media Friday in his opening statement at the Conservative Political Action Conference, calling fake news "the enemy of the people" and attacking the media's use of anonymous sources. 

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 09:03 PM PST

Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media

Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing Friday. The Associated Press chose not to...

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