California state leaders are asking U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly to identify the state's statutes or ordinances that they perceive as designed to prohibit or obstruct the enforcement of federal immigration law.
The arm of the Democratic Party in charge of winning control of Congress is moving senior staffers from Washington to Orange County in hopes of flipping Republican-held House seats out west during the 2018 midterm elections.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is aiming to defeat seven California Republicans who represent congressional districts where Hillary Clinton beat President Trump — including a cluster of seats in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
The committee will send staffers in charge of overseeing House races in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state to work out of an Irvine office in an effort to make inroads in Republican strongholds.
The legislative approval of a new California transportation plan paid for by higher fuel taxes and new vehicle fees was not only historic. It was also fraught with political peril.
On this week's California Politics Podcast, we take an in-depth look at the dealmaking that brought about the $52-billion plan's passage. And we discuss how it might affect other big negotiations this year in Sacramento.
The state Assembly approved a bill on Thursday that would prohibit law enforcement officers from detaining a crime victim or witness on immigration charges or violations.
The legislation, filed by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), was approved with a 69-1 vote and now heads to the state Senate for consideration.
Current state law prevents officers from detaining witnesses to a hate crime on immigration violations or suspicions of immigration offenses. It also prohibits officers from turning over or reporting hate crime witnesses to federal immigration authorities.
At issue is whether the authorization for the use of force after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks applies to Trump. (April 7, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) urged Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) Friday morning to bring House members back from their spring recess to discuss President Trump's use of military force in Syria.
At issue is whether the 2001 authorization for the use of force that Congress approved after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks gives the president permission to take military actions in Syria. It was a question lawmakers weren't able to agree on under President Obama.
Many of California's House Democrats said Thursday night Trump should have asked Congress before he bombed civil war-torn Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack this week on a rebel-held area. The House had already left for its two-week recess when the bombing occurred. The Senate is scheduled to leave Friday afternoon.