Politics & Elections

President Trump’s threat to sanctuary cities may not apply to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions said today local jurisdictions seeking U.S. Department of Justice grants must first demonstrate they are not sanctuary cities, but the threat might not apply to San Diego and other municipalities in the region. Sessions said jurisdictions must prove they are in compliance with Section 1373 of U.S. Code Title 8, which requires…

This is how Obamacare affects everyone

Obamacare touches just about everyone. It’s not just for the millions of people who have health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges or Medicaid expansion. Under Obamacare, senior citizens pay less for Medicare coverage and for their prescription drugs. Many people receive free contraceptives, mammograms, colonoscopies and cholesterol tests. And those with pre-existing conditions are no longer turned away. “The ACA…

San Diego, Tijuana region mayors lead delegation to promote binational cooperation

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption (MEXICO CITY) – To reaffirm their commitment to binational cooperation and champion the San Diego-Tijuana megaregion, San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina  and Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum, as well as business and community leaders are…

Trump proposes cuts to public broadcasting, what this could mean for KPBS San Diego

Neda Iranpour reports on the President's proposal to cut funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The President proposes to cut funding to PBS, NPR and other public broadcasting services. The above video shows the response from GM Tom Karlo of local KPBS at San Diego State University. People are encouraged to show their support by donating or becoming members of KPBS.  

Breaking: Health care bill pulled

Washington (CNN) – BREAKING — The House has pulled the health care bill after failing to find enough votes to pass it. — House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally canceled a vote on his Obamacare repeal bill for a second time, repudiating President Donald Trump who has threatened to walk away from health care reform if the measure does not pass on…

Health care bill: What happens next

(CNN) – The House Rules Committee cleared Friday morning the Republicans’ health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare out of committee by a vote of 9-3, setting up for a final floor vote later in the day. The committee set up the parameters for the debate for the House floor vote: It will be closed rule, meaning no members can…

Stephen Hawking fears he ‘may not be welcome in the U.S.’

(CNN) – British scientist Stephen Hawking fears he “may not be welcome” in the United States now that Donald Trump is President. In an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday, Hawking described President Trump’s election as “a definite swing to a right-wing” and a “more authoritarian approach.” He was especially critical of the appointment of Scott Pruitt, “a man…

Ivanka Trump gets her own office in the White House

Washington (CNN) – Ivanka Trump will work out of an office in the West Wing, a White House official told CNN on Monday. The official also confirmed Trump will seek a security clearance and government-provided communication devices, although she will not be a government employee. The move places President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter — long one of his closest advisers —…

U.K. could join U.S. airline electronics ban

Flying direct to the U.S. from major airports in the Middle East and North Africa just got a lot more complicated. The Trump administration has ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most electronic devices into the cabin for U.S.-bound flights. Instead, they’ll have to check them in. The sudden move, attributed to concerns about potential terrorist attacks, creates…

Bill proposes pension funds be divested from companies involved in building border wall

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A San Diego state legislator and two other Assembly members today introduced a bill that would require California’s pension funds to divest from companies involved in building the border wall championed by President Donald Trump. Assembly Bill 946 — the Resist the Wall Act — was co-authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, and Assemblymen…