Top L.A. Republican Demands Gov. Newsom ‘Immediately Align’ CA With CDC Mask Recs

One of the most influential Republicans in Los Angeles County is urging California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom to relax the state’s mask mandate immediately to match updated federal guidelines announced at a White House briefing earlier this week. L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger made the request on Friday, issuing a statement and writing a letter […] …

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ERICKSON: The Truth Behind The Cheney Story

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is out as Republican conference chair in the House of Representatives. The story has dominated American news outlets over the past week. Most Americans are probably hard-pressed to care about the story, but to the political press in the United States, the story has mattered deeply. This past Tuesday night, as […] …

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California D.A.s Challenge New Rule That Could Make 76,000 Inmates Eligible For Early Release

More than 40 district attorneys across California have come together to oppose the potential early release of up to 76,000 inmates from state prisons. On Thursday, the prosecutors filed a petition with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) requesting the repeal of temporary emergency regulations that make some incarcerated people eligible to obtain […] …

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High School Students Protested School’s Stringent Mask Policy. Now They Face Truancy, Fines

Students will use any excuse in the book to get out of class under the guise of “protesting,” and usually, school administrators let them get away with it. It turns out, however, that students can only get away with protesting school-approved subjects – and a school’s stringent and unnecessary mask policy isn’t one of them. […] …

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Mississippi Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Initiative

On Friday, the Mississippi Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved medical marijuana initiative that passed with overwhelming support in November. In what NBC News described as “an odd flaw in the state constitution’s voter initiative process,” the state’s high court ruled 6-3 that the proposal, known as Initiative 65, was improperly placed on the ballot […] …

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Associated Press Laments Loss Of Gaza Bureau, Which Shared Office Space With Terrorist Organization Hamas

The Associated Press is lamenting the loss of its Gaza bureau, which was housed in a high-rise building in Gaza City that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on Saturday. The AP noted that all of its employees and freelancers were able to evacuate the building safely, thanks to the Israeli military calling ahead to […] …

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Rep. Cori Bush Praises Black Lives Matter Activist Who Called For Death Of Cops

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday, praised a Black Lives Matter activist who previously called for the death of police officers. The New York Post reported that Bush brought up Palestinian-American activist Bassem Masri, who, after the 2014 police shooting of Ferguson, Missouri, teenager […] …

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