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LA County Runoff Results

LA County Runoff Results

Ani Nalbandian, Copy Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Politics

Less than one in ten voters in Los Angeles showed up to the polls this past week to decide on runoff elections and ballot measures. Approximately 215 thousand voters in total cast their ballots for Tuesday’s election. The election included: An LA City Council race, an LA school board race, and a meas...

Call for Impeachment

Call for Impeachment

Miguel Arriola, Intern
May 23, 2017
Filed under Politics

On Tuesday, May 16, top US national security advisor, H.R. McMaster commented on last week’s controversial Oval Office meeting with high level Russian officials saying, “In the context of that discussion, what the president discussed with the foreign minister was wholly appropriate to that conversatio...

You’re Fired!

You’re Fired!

Kyle Frizol, Intern
May 19, 2017
Filed under Politics

Last Tuesday, May 9, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the man responsible and most recently recognizable as the individual who developed two investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, and  the most recent investigation of Trump’s Cabinets’ involvement with Russia. The...

Heating Diplomatic Fronts

Heating Diplomatic Fronts

Miguel Arriola, Intern
April 18, 2017
Filed under Politics

The U.S. missile strike on the Syrian airbase on April 6 happened when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, to discuss the U.S. and North Korean-Chinese tensions. In what might have been a surprise to the Chinese leader, Trump told him over chocolate c...

Conflict Everlasting: US Losing Patience

Conflict Everlasting: US Losing Patience

Miguel Arriola, Intern
April 10, 2017
Filed under Politics

During his election campaign, Donald Trump claimed he intended to pull the United States away from unnecessary military commitments with the exception of contributing to the fight against ISIS.  Just  over 75 days into his time in power, Trump has expanded US military operations in Iraq, Syria, Yemen,...

Trump: The Department of Education’s Worst Case Scenario

Miguel Arriola, Intern
April 4, 2017
Filed under Politics

The proposed Trump budget plan is an indicator of how Donald Trump hopes to remake the country. An additional 54 billion dollars will be allocated to military spending. This is being sought in order for the United States to be better prepared for any future wars it may choose to become involved with....

Growing Threats of Deportation

Growing Threats of Deportation

Ani Nalbandian, Staff Reporter
February 27, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Cal State LA held its second Democracy in Action event on Tuesday which focused on immigration and refugees. At a University with a student population that identifies as over 50 percent Hispanic, many people are praising the administration and the school for providing these platforms to discuss immi...

Turmoil within Trump’s Cabinet

Kyle Frizol, Intern
February 15, 2017
Filed under Politics

Throughout the week, President Trump and his cabinet continued battling the judicial branch over their adverse decision to deny power to the President on his immigration ban. In addition to his nationwide battle for power, Trump’s cabinet began to feel the pressure of covering up a scandal originating...

CNN Obamacare Debate: Ted Cruz vs. Bernie Sanders

CNN Obamacare Debate: Ted Cruz vs. Bernie Sanders

Robert Camou, Intern
February 14, 2017
Filed under Politics, Showcase

Debate regarding health care reform, doesn’t aim to harm the other’s health, but rather, tests the resilience of people and their ideas against opposition. This makes debate useful for sharing information, which was the main objective of CNN televising the 90-minute debate between Congressmen Ted ...

Trump’s First Days Initiate Overhaul

Trump’s First Days Initiate Overhaul

Ani Nalbandian, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Politics

Throughout the first week of President Trump’s administration, a total of 12 significant executive orders have been signed that will impact the direction of United States policies over the coming years. Trump has spent the past week fulfilling many campaign promises that may or may not win him fav...

Trump’s Orders Evoke Uneasiness

Trump’s Orders Evoke Uneasiness

Kyle Frizol, Intern
January 31, 2017
Filed under Politics

In the first full week of his presidency, Trump has backed the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), signed a law forbidding federal tax dollars from being spent on international abortions, and met with congressional leaders at the White House. On Wednesday, President Trump cast executive...

Obama’s final words to America

Obama’s final words to America

Gerardo Amezquita, Contributor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Politics

Former President Barack Obama delivered his final farewell speech on Jan. 10, to thousands of his long-time supporters in his hometown of Chicago where he offered continued optimism and several warnings that threaten our current state of democracy. In his speech, Obama defended the actions of his eight year admi...

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