• Senate Confirms Becerra As U.S. Health And Human Services Secretary

    Xavier Becerra, a former Los Angeles-area congressman and Assembly member and most recently California’s attorney general, was narrowly confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate to become the nation’s first Latino Health and Human Services secretary. “I’m honored and humbled by today’s vote in the Senate,” Becerra wrote on Twitter following his confirmation. “Thank you. I’m […]

  • Democratic fight emerges ahead of appointment to fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

    (CNN) — A cross-country lobbying campaign for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris‘ Senate seat has pitted factions divided by race, gender and geography against one another and heightened internal tensions within at least one influential caucus on Capitol Hill. Prominent African Americans officials would like California Gov. Gavin Newsom to pick Reps. Karen Bass or Barbara Lee […]

  • Facebook is being investigated by California for privacy violations

    The state of California revealed Wednesday it is investigating Facebook over the technology giant’s privacy practices, complaining in a court filing that the company has failed to comply with multiple requests for information. The investigation, which had not been previously disclosed, has been underway for more than a year. Its existence was confirmed Wednesday when […]

  • California AG: At least 13 states suing over Trump’s national emergency

    California and a dozen other states are filing a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration on Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said. “The president admitted that there’s not a basis for the declaration, he admitted there’s no crisis at the border, he’s now trying to rob funds that were allocated by Congress legally to […]

  • California May Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration

    California’s governor and attorney general say they will probably sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra made the announcement Friday in the state capital. Becerra says there is no emergency at the border and Trump doesn’t have the […]

  • California bans state-funded travel to Oklahoma following new adoption law

    California is banning state-funded travel to Oklahoma because of policies it considers discriminatory toward LGBTQ people. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the ban Friday in response to a policy adopted in Oklahoma last month that allows private adoption and foster agencies to deny placements based on religious or moral grounds. “California taxpayers are taking a stand against […]

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