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Union members attend a "Working People's Day of Action" rally outside of the San Diego Convention Center. Photo by Chris Stone ... Those changes would shake up politics in California, where organized labor has long enjoyed enormous clout in a state dominated by Democrats. The Janus case is backed ...
Georgia lawmakers' decision to punish Delta Air Lines for publicly distancing itself from the National Rifle Association was an extraordinary act of political revenge. By killing a proposed tax break on jet fuel, pro-gun Republicans won a political victory that could pay off in the short term, but other companies ...

After Donald Trump's long-shot election in 2016, American politics have remained roiled. On the left, the populist surge that nearly lifted Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders to the Democratic presidential nomination shows no sign of cresting. On the right, much of the #NeverTrump crowd in the political ...
In that moment, the recent San Diego State graduate decided he had to quit his teaching job and get into politics. Now Nawabi is running for the District 6 City Council seat, hoping to unseat Chris Cate. On the second half of the podcast, Lewis and Keatts talk to Nawabi about the issues central to his ...
A group that includes most of the biggest blue state's biggest political names will be in town this weekend for the Democratic Party's annual state convention, a gathering in which Democrats will discuss their platform and make endorsements (or not) in major political races, including a U.S. Senate campaign ...

"We've been inoculated from waves because our state has its own political climate," Mitchell said. "California is California." However, watch CA-49. Five Republicans and five Democrats competing in June to replace Darrell Issa in Congress could make for big turnout. A lot of campaigns will be spending ...
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will lead a delegation of more than 80 business, community and elected officials to the state capital in Sacramento this week to advocate for legislation benefiting the San Diego region. The annual two-day event begins Tuesday at noon. Meetings are ...
The 'stupid' in San Diego politics is mighty intense for this time of year. It's February, right? People can still file to run in the primaries for another week or so. Three of San Diego County's keepers of the 'same old, same old, flame' are apparently running for 'who can be the most outrageous and still get votes ...
Scott Lewis oversees Voice of San Diego's operations, website and daily functions as Editor in Chief. He also writes about local politics, where he frequently breaks news and goes back and forth with local political figures. Contact Scott at scott.lewis@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.325.0527, and follow him on ...
The Department of Homeland Security announced it has resumed processing renewals under the DACA program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to America as children. The Trump Administration's action on Sept. 5 to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was ...
President Trump says any solution on DACA and immigration must include a border wall; continues to deny collusion with Russia during 2016 election. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018). Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action ...
... and triggered a broad political movement against him in his 49th District. He nearly lost the 2016 election to a little-known Democrat and his outlook was worse this year. Nothing he tried improved his prospects in the 49th, which straddles northern San Diego and southern Orange counties. So he decided ...
The district -- which stretches from La Jolla in San Diego up the coast to Dana Point in Southern Orange County -- still has more Republican voters ... "Latinos have become more and more engaged in California politics in the last decade and have become this driving political force in California," he said.
"Last year, I learned firsthand the old ways of tackling these issues don't work anymore." Half a sentence on the search for a new police chief: The mayor gave outgoing San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman some love. She's obviously quite popular in many circles and the talk about her political future ...
The governors of several coastal states reacted with alarm after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke allowed Florida governor Rick Scott a waiver from President Trump's call to up offshore drilling. Justin Mitchell reports. The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board. The Trump Administration's announcement that as of 2019, ...
Former UFCW Local 135 employees Isabel Vasquez and Sandy Naranjo have settled civil cases involving sexual harassment and political retaliation claims against labor leader Mickey Kasparian. Since the initial claims were made by the women Kasparian has left (or was removed by the afl-cio, ...

Terry McAuliffe's political action committee and the Virginia Democratic party for a state Senate race in 2015. The money was donated before McCabe was promoted to deputy director and assumed a supervisory role in the Clinton email investigation. McAuliffe is a longtime supporter of Clinton and her ...
The administration's new approach to immigration has caused one earthquake after another, sending ripples through San Diego's immigrant population. Maya Srikrishnan reports on how Trump has eliminated the sense of security enjoyed by undocumented immigrants who don't have criminal records, ...
California Secretary of State and the San Diego County Registrar of Voters show that 121,664 county voters has no party preference in 1980, representing 12.8 percent of the electorate. Fast-forward to this November and 469,221 voters don't belong to any political party, representing 28.3 percent of voters.
Pasadena-based attorney Michael Colantuono, who represents the city and San Diego's Tourism marketing District, asked the city for the go-ahead to also represent a group known as Yes for a Better San Diego, in a letter obtained by Voice of San Diego. In an earlier note, he referred to the group as ...
Labor leader and political kingmaker Mickey Kasparian has resigned from the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee -- a week after a new lawsuit accused him of sexual assault. Kasparian, president of the United Food and Commercial workers Local 135, said on facebook that he is busy with ...
... stockbrokers, hedge fund officials, venture capitalists and private equity firms in the 2016 campaign, according to the Center For Responsive Politics. That was slightly more than the $44 million that Democratic congressional candidates received during the same period from labor union PACs and officials.
As the Republican tax overhaul nears a vote in Congress next week, there's buzz in the Capitol over what impact this week's U.S. Senate election in Alabama will have on the political climate. In mid-term election years, political power tends to shift. And now, leading into 2018, Democrats are hoping Doug ...
Robert W. McElroy, bishop of the diocese of San Diego, arrives to attend a conference on nuclear disarmament, at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. ... In his address to Congress, Pope Francis began by comparing the fundamental responsibilities of America's political leaders to the role of Moses, emphasizing that ...
Since it passed a plan to halve greenhouse gas emissions and move to 100 percent renewable energy sources, the city of San Diego has been slowly but ... For those reasons, it's always seemed like a heavy political lift, even if the mayor and City Council kept taking steps towards making it a reality.
... control of the House from the GOP, each side is trying to win the political debate over who is truly looking out for middle-class Americans.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer observes paving work in Pacific Beach on Monday (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune).
It includes most of San Diego, including the heart of the region's biotechnology, health research and medical industries. This is Veltmeyer's ...
President Donald Trump took a tough stance on North Korea at a joint presser with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, calling North Korea's ...
Hepatitis A vaccination A public health nurse performs a hepatitis A vaccination. Courtesy San Diego County Health and Human Services ...
The two men had not spoken in several years and a rift between the pair possibly stemmed from Boucher's distaste for Paul's politics, as well as ...
NBC 7's Gene Cubbison reports on how a Mexican businessman was hoping to benefit by contributing to San Diego mayoral campaigns in ...
San Diego is taking control over cash generated by classes and activities at the city's 52 recreation centers, prompting volunteers who previously handled the money to threaten a mass exodus. The change in policy was necessary because it's illegal and inappropriate for private citizens to control money ...
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Thursday held up his city as an ... can be accomplished when elected leaders put aside politics and focus on the ... as mayor and ability to win support from outside his political party were ...
taxpayers ante up for Faulconer's political spinners ... the letter to Michell, "Because you have previously worked for the City of San Diego and ...
San Diego's partial deregulation of local taxis three years ago came with optimism about higher incomes for drivers and better customer service ...
Already school boards in San Diego and Long Beach replaced Confederate Gen. Robert E. ... center after the community questioned Burnett's political discrimination. ... media venture explaining California policies and politics.
... school of Public Policy who has followed California politics for decades. ... in play, says Gary Jacobson, a political scientist at UC San Diego.
South County and Tijuana political leaders said Friday the ... "San Diego and Tijuana have been shining stars over the past months," said ...
Revolvis was the dominant firm in local politics for a couple years, ... For a long time, it seemed like San Diego's political left was devoid of a ...
Power grid expansion plan withdrawn amid political backlash ... after The San Diego Union-Tribune and other news organizations reported that ...
As the 2018 race for governor heats up, Tom Steyer has some big decisions to make. (June 19, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter ...
San Diego political, religious and education leaders quickly slammed President Trump's decision Tuesday to end the DACA program, ...
Times of San Diego: What was your reaction to President Trump's remarks on ... Racism has no place in *intelligent* political discourse. ... Mueller shouldn't be fired -- but only because it wouldn't be good politics.
Supervisor Bill Horn at the County Administration building in San Diego on Tuesday. Horn, who is leaving his office because of term limits, has ...
In this August 11, 2017 file photo, Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and white supremacists take part a the night before the 'Unite the Right' rally in ...
... Mesa are fighting a proposed connector road between Interstate 805 and Friars Road that could help alleviate San Diego's housing crisis.
He read excerpts from each of his remarks to his Arizona audience, but he omitted key phrases that caused a political backlash. First, Trump ...
County Treasurer-tax collector Dan McAllister is trying to return about $435,000 in overpaid taxes and fees. (John Gastaldo/The San Diego ...


 

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