The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 27, 2017



Right wing activists come to Berkeley despite the cancellation of pundit Ann Coulter’s scheduled appearance. But fears of renewed  clashes with anti-fascist counterdemonstrators prove unfounded. Senate Democrats block a quick vote on a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, citing the inclusion of “poison pill” provisions on abortion and financial rules. Donald Trump backs away from an apparent plan to issue an executive order pulling the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, saying he’ll instead try to negotiate changes with Canada and Mexico. In Texas, the Republican-controlled House approves a strict ban on “sanctuary cities” after more than 15 hours of debate. It includes threats to jail local police chiefs and sheriffs who don’t fully cooperate with federal immigration officials.

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