The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 28, 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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A Republican Senator introduces a single payer amendment to the Senate health legislation — hoping to embarrass Democrats by putting them on the record. Single-payer supporter Bernie Sanders call the move a sham and says he’ll introduce his own legislation later. A statewide tenants coalition takes action in several California cities to confront the California Apartment … Continued


The Senate moves through health legislation,rejecting Rand Paul’s proposal to vote now to repeal Obamacare with a two year timeline to come up with a replacement. Donald Trump announces on twitter that he’s barring transgender people from serving in the military, with no word on what happens to current members of the Armed Forces. Featured Stories: … Continued


The Senate set to vote on beginning debate on health and tax cut legislation that was believed dead just last week. Governor Jerry Brown, joined by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, signs legislation extending the state’s cap and trade program until 2030. Donald Trump ramps up the pressure on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying he has … Continued


Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia. Kushner appears in private with staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee for a two hour question and answer session. Former Vice President Al Gore in San Francisco to promote his climate change sequel “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. Facebook … Continued


Sean Spicer is out as President Trump’s press secretary after he’s passed over for the post of White House Communications Director. That goes to Anthony Scaramucci. Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Aq Aqsa mosque boil over into clashes that kill six people — three Palestinians in street clashes and three Israelis in a stabbing attack … Continued


Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he won’t resign, a day after Donald Trump says he wouldn’t have appointed him if he’d known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia probe. Senate leaders cajole and twist arms as they attempt to devise a way to assure approval to begin debate on Senate health legislation. California’s Attorney … Continued


Donald Trump lectures Senate Republicans at the White House, telling them not to leave for an August recess until they pass health legislation. Bay Area activists claim victory after a local contractor agrees to reject all projects associated with building Donald Trump’s expanded border wall. Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturns an Obama-era rule intended to make … Continued


California Democrats vote to extend the the state’s cap and trade climate initiative, despite opposition from environmental justice groups. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell forced to postpone a vote on the health and tax cut measure after emergency surgery sidelines Arizona Senator John McCain for at least a week. Muslim religious leaders urge a boycott … Continued


A Hawaii federal judge narrows the Trump Administration’s Muslim travel ban as he vastly expands the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants can use to get into the country. The House of Representatives approves a nearly 700 billion dollar military spending policy bill. A State Senate committee approves a watered down … Continued


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