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Republicans push bill to split up ‘nutty 9th Circuit’

Barnini Chakraborty, As judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals weigh the legality of President Trump’s immigration executive order, a Republican push to split up the controversial court — and shrink its clout — is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.  Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona introduced legislation last month to carve

Californians foot $25G bill for 40 hours of Holder’s anti-Trump time

Barnini Chakraborty, California taxpayers are shelling out $25,000 a month for 40 hours of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s time to help the state strategize for upcoming clashes with the Trump administration, according to a contract obtained by a conservative watchdog group. The California Legislature hired Holder and his Washington, D.C., firm, Covington &

California governor, Trump ratchet up war of words

Barnini Chakraborty, Tensions between the Trump administration and California leaders are escalating into an all-out political war, as Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies vow to fight the president tooth-and-nail over everything from sanctuary cities to environmental policies.  President Trump fired the latest shot when he threatened to “defund” unspecified programs over California’s push to

Could U.S. Constitution Be Changed to Eliminate Second Amendment?

Entire founding document may be up for review after Michigan vote The entire U.S. Constitution could be up for review after Michigan became the 34th state to vote in favor of a Constitutional Convention, satisfying a rule that states America’s founding document can be amended if two thirds of state legislatures approve the measure. Article