Pelosi’s favorability rating is low nationally (29 percent) — much like that of GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin (30 percent) and Congress itself (16 percent) — and Republican operatives say they are targeting her because their internal polling shows she is particularly unpopular in the areas of California where the competitive House races are being run. … [Read more...] about GOP to weaponize Pelosi and ‘San Francisco values’ in key CA House races
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He was joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Redding. The Carr Fire, which has burned more than 200,000 acres, became California’s sixth most destructive wildfire when it killed seven people and destroyed more than 1,500 buildings last month. … [Read more...] about Critics pan Zinke’s solutions to California’s wildfire crisis
She’s the daughter of an immigrant — a college graduate — from the Philippines who came to the U.S. for more opportunity and raised two daughters here on her own. They had little. Ortiz Jones was on the reduced-price lunch plan at school and her family lived in subsidized housing. Whenever she or her sister would complain in the least — whether they wanted a new pair of shoes or another scoop of ice cream — their grandmother would remind them: “You know, your cousin in the Philippines doesn’t have that.” … [Read more...] about How a lesbian, Filipina Air Force veteran could win a House seat … in Texas
“With the kind of policies being passed, the immigrants and refugees who come to counseling are really agitated,” said Bemak, who works with refugees as a founder of Counselors Without Borders. “So they come to counseling and you can’t just say, ‘Oh, you’re depressed. Let’s talk about your depression.’ No, you’ve got to say, ‘What is this policy doing to you?’” … [Read more...] about Analyzing the Trump effect: Is America having a nervous breakdown?
People line up at the California Department of Motor Vehicles prior to opening in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. California lawmakers are seeking answers from the Department of Motor Vehicles about hours-long wait times that have prompted public outcry. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)Photo: Richard Vogel / Associated Press 2018 … [Read more...] about John Cox checking out lines at the California DMV — for votes