The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 23, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 19, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be Treasury Secretary defends himself against charges that he ran a foreclosure machine as head of One West Bank during the great recession. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry testifies on his nomination to be Energy Secretary. President Obama denies clemency to Native American activist Leonard Peltier, a move Amnesty International says may … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 18, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

President-Elect Donald Trump’s  choice to be Health and Human Services Secretary, Congressman Tom Price,  defends himself against charges of profiting from insider trading on a biotech firm. Trump’s nominee to head the E.P.A., Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt,  tells a Senate confirmation hearing that he believes global warming is real, breaking with both his past … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 17, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

  President Obama commutes the 35 year sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. He also commutes the sentence of 74 year old Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera who has spent more than half his life in prison. Russian President Vladimir Putin springs to the defense of President-Elect Donald Trump, accusing the outgoing Obama Administration of … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 16, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

With his inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and at civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis who called Trump’s presidency illegitimate.  Activists kick off what they call 120 hours to reclaim the radical legacy of Martin Luther King. The week’s actions will include direct … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 13, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The House prepared to join the Senate in approving a  budget resolution  which includes instructions to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The family of the first man shot by San Francisco police this year says Sean Moore had a mental illness that police knew about. Moore was critically wounded. The California Assembly takes a largely party … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 12, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Secretary of Defense nominee, James “Mad Dog” Mattis, takes hard stance against Russia, ISIS and China. The nominee for CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, is drilled about his advocacy for domestic digital surveillance. There’s also a nomination hearing for HUD Secretary, Ben Carson. Civil rights leaders oppose Jeff Sessions nomination as Attorney General. Diversity at … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 11, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

President-elect Donald Trump adamantly denies reports that Russia had obtained compromising personal and financial information about him, calling it a “tremendous blot” on the record of the intelligence community if it released the material. Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson faces pointed questions at his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State. Civil rights icon Congressman John … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 10, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

President Obama makes a farewell speech to the nation from his adopted hometown of Chicago. Democrats grill Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions,  President-Elect Donald Trump’s choice to be Attorney General. California Governor Jerry Brown’s choice to be California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, testifies to a state confirmation hearing. Governor Brown  unveils a state budget with billions … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – January 9, 2017

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Congressional Republicans prepare to ram through nine of President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees through confirmation hearings this week over Democrats’ objections that it’s a rush job.  San Francisco State Senator Scott Wiener introduces legislation that would make  California the first state in the nation to require solar power on newly constructed buildings. A brief respite … Continued


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