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By Veronica Mackey A small group of Trump supporters tested the mettle of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Inglewood) last Saturday and got run out of the building. The fiery, 78 year-old Congresswoman, whom Millennials refer to as “Auntie Maxine, ” shut down the hecklers while simultaneously informing constituents about serious issues facing lawmakers in Washington. Foes and supporters piled into the Inglewood High School auditorium for a town hall meeting held at Inglewood High School, 231…

Hillary Clinton, Private Citizen

Written by Thursday, May 04, 2017
With the gloves off and freedom from the daily media scrutiny of the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton appeared energetic and relaxed as she sat down with Christiane Amanpour on May 2. She was the guest of honor at a luncheon for Women for Women International. As a private citizen, Clinton announced she is part of the movement to stop the policies of President Trump, who won more electoral votes. "…I'm now back to being an…

California Sen. Kamala Harris’ Star Rises

Written by Thursday, April 27, 2017
While California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) faced protests at her town hall meeting at First AME Church in L.A.—even from members of her own party—freshman Sen. Kamala Harris’ star keeps rising. The former California Attorney General, elected to Congress in November, was embraced with open arms by the liberal group Indivisible and hundreds of constituents at Holman United Methodist Church, also in L.A. “I like her,” said Stephen Carcieri of Indivisible Los Angeles. “She’s been…
The plot thickened on Wednesday when House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes suggested that intelligence agencies monitoring foreign officials may have “incidentally” picked up communications of Trump transition team members. Although the bipartisan intelligence team, which includes Nunes (R-Tulare, CA) and fellow Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Burbank, CA), found no evidence to support Trumps claims that former President Obama wiretapped him, Republicans are already jumping on the bandwagon, suggesting the finding supports the…
While GOP leaders are pushing to roll out the new alternative to the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare by Easter, Democrats and some Republicans are saying “not so fast.” Critics say the Republican-sponsored healthcare bill, known as the American Health Care Act, would leave millions of lower income individuals without coverage. Currently, 20 million people have health coverage under Obamacare. About 1.2 million are enrolled in California. Subsidies from the federal government are used to…

Johnson Wins Gardena Mayor’s Race

Written by Thursday, March 09, 2017
Replaces Former Mayor Paul Tanaka, Now in Prison Municipal Elections were held on Tuesday in Los Angeles and in a few South Bay cities. Here is how our neighbors voted on some of the races and measures: City of Los Angeles: It was an easy night for L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, winning 80 percent of the votes over his nearest rival Mitchell Schwartz, a distant second with 8.22 percent. Garcetti raked in more than $3.8…
On April 4, 2017, Inglewood voters will elect or re-elect council representatives for the 1st and 2nd Districts. Seats 1, 2, and 3 also need to be filled in the school advisory board race. Here’s a sneak peek at the ballot: In Council District 1, incumbent George W. Dotson is running against retired graphic artist Leroy N. Fisher and community advocate Maxine Toler. Information could not be found on Hugo Ramirez, also in the District…

California Asks Trump for $100 Billion

Written by Thursday, February 09, 2017
Although the Trump Administration has gotten off to a rocky start with the State of California, officials here have set forth an ambitious list of infrastructure projects for federal funding. State legislators want to rebuild its crumbling roads and bridges and improve transit and water storage, and it will take plenty of money from Washington to make it happen—about $100 billion. Funds are being sought for 51 projects, according to Nancy McFadden, the governor’s executive…
The number of Democrats vowing to boycott the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump has now grown to 58. The swearing in ceremony will take place on Friday, Jan. 20. The decision to boycott intensified over the weekend when civil rights icon and Rep John Lewis told NBC: “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.” Lewis, who serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight, House Committee on Ways and Means, cited a…

Welcome to the Divided States of America

Written by Thursday, November 17, 2016
By Veronica Mackey It’s not the type of response one would expect after a presidential election in America. Sure, there’s always disappointment, but nothing like what we’ve seen during the last week. On par with the most divisive campaign in modern history, spontaneous protests over last week’s election results have ripped this country even farther apart. #NotMyPresident protests continue to spring up organically from the streets of Los Angeles to high schools in D.C. Even…
The long, grueling 18-month ordeal, known as the 2016 Presidential Race, came to a surprising end on Tuesday when Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in his bid for the White House. Trump won major swing states, and even turned some blue states red, winning 279 electoral votes to Clinton’s 228. In California, however, the numbers were very different. Clinton ended up with 61.5% of the vote to Trump’s 33.2 %. Appearing before a…
By Veronica Mackey After his bombshell announcement to reopen the Hillary Clinton email investigation last week, FBI Director James Comey has gone silent—leaving the media and political pundits to ponder what the vaguely written letter released 11 days before the presidential election could possibly mean. We only know that there may be new evidence in the case, but so far nothing has been found. The letter was Comey’s heads up to Republican Congressional leaders that…
The third and final debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump got even uglier on Wednesday, each making personal attacks against the other. It was obvious they did not like each other and tempers flared as the debate went on. A pivotal moment came when Trump refused to say if he would accept the result of next month's presidential election if he lost. He told Fox News moderator Chris Wallace "I will keep…

Who’s on Your Ballot?

Written by Thursday, October 20, 2016
A look at national, state and local candidates There is no doubt that the presidential race has stolen the spotlight from state and local races in terms of media coverage. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her vice presidential pick Tim Kaine have been embroiled in an usually contentious battle against Republican rival Donald Trump and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence. It’s really nasty—even by Washington’s standards. The daily barrage of insults and scandals, leaked emails…

Are Republicans on the Verge of Civil War?

Written by Thursday, October 13, 2016
By Veronica Mackey Friday, October 7 may be the day in history that Donald Trump single-handedly split the Republican Party in half. It was on this day that the Trump campaign imploded over a leaked videotape of him making lewd remarks about women. At one point, Trump suggested he could—and probably did—get away with sexual assault. Newly married to his third wife Melania when the video was made in 2005, Trump bragged to Billy Bush…
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