Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Channels Donald Trump

Canada No Longer Welcoming Immigrants In June 27, 2017, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau held a news conference where he said: “[I] will continue to promote Canada’s open immigration policy on the world stage as controversy rages over U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban.” Trudeau continued by saying: “But at the same time, Canadians have been very

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The UFW’s Crisis of Overtime Credibility

You could not invent a higher level of irony and hypocrisy than what the United Farm Workers of America union (UFW) has put on display the past year. Currently the UFW has announced it is endorsing Richard Trujillo, over incumbent Democratic State Senator Connie Leyva for failing to vote for Assembly 1066, which forced overtime rules

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Tan Mom ‘Suing’ School District Five Years after being Accused of Child Endangerment

Back in 2012, Patricia Krentcil was facing child endangerment charges for taking her five-year-old daughter into a tanning booth with her. The charges against her were eventually dropped, but her overly tanned appearance earned her the nickname “Tan Mom” and the incident made her a controversial figure in headlines. Now, five years later, Krentcil has

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California State Legislature had Proposed Bill to allow Shorter Sentences in some Gun Crimes

Last month, the Assembly was deadlock on a bill that would allow shorter sentences in some gun related crimes. Senate Bill 620 (SB 620) was introduced earlier this year by State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) with the intent to help ease overcrowding jails. SB 620 would allow judges to not impose sentence enhancements of 10

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Tractor Trailer Packed with 39 people found in San Antonio

At least nine are dead after undocumented immigrants were found in the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas a week ago. The tractor-trailer was parked at a Walmart lot and an employee called police after a man that was in the trailer asked him for water. When authorities responded to the welfare check

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California is Tolerant, Especially when it comes to Failing Schools

According to Dan Walters of The Sacramento Bee, California tolerates a K-12 school system that’s failing to properly educate millions of poor minority students. Under Jerry Brown’s governance, per-pupil spending has increased 50 percent up to $11,000 for the first time with his new budget this year. Most of this increased money has been allocated

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling makes it Harder to sue Police for Barging into Homes

In May, the United States Supreme Court unanimously sided with sheriff’s deputies in a legal dispute stemming from 2010 involving an innocent couple being shot while California deputies searched for a wanted man. The justices ordered a lower court to take another look at whether the deputies should be held liable for the shooting. The

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UC President’s Budget might be taken under Control by California’s State Legislature

After state Auditor Elaine Howle’s advise to the Legislature to establish better oversight of the University of California president’s office, California lawmakers looked to propose a change to the state Constitution and a new budget measure to help them take control of spending by UC President Janet Napolitano’s office. This comes after a state audit

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Former Customs and Boarder Protection Officer Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

An ex-Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer was sentenced to five years in prison for allowing unauthorized immigrants into the United States through the San Ysidro Port of Entry in exchange for bribes that included money and sex. According to court records, Jose Luis Cota, 51, admitted he was part of a small group of

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Scam Alert: People Pretending to by with the FTC are asking for Bank Account Information

by Nat Wood Associate Director, Consumer & Business Education, FTC Here at the FTC, we’re known for getting things done on behalf of regular people. Unfortunately, sometimes scammers try to take advantage of our good reputation. The latest example: Some people have gotten an email that claims to be from Maureen Ohlhausen, the FTC’s Acting

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