Have U.S.-Mexico Relations “Hit a Wall?” – Jim Lacy debates on France 24

In these two-part lively videos on “The Debate” on France 24 English language channel, broadcast on 2/23/17, California Political Review publisher Jim Lacy takes on three commentators on the subject, “Have U.S.-Mexico Relations ‘Hit a Wall?'”

See part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZGOPxDuwv8

See part 2 here for more fireworks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYoT91iIn5k

 

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80% of Americans Oppose Sanctuary Cities – Harvard Poll

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes should be required to turn them over to federal authorities.

The poll shows that President Trump has broad public support in his effort to crack down on sanctuary cities.

A survey from Harvard–Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with.

Read the full article from The Hill here: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320487-poll-americans-overwhelmingly-oppose-sanctuary-cities

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Sanctuary State Bill is “Grandiose Political Narcissism” – Jim Lacy: Fox Bus. VIDEO

In this short clip from Fox Business News channel’s “Varney & Company”, airing February 1, California Political Review publisher Jim Lacy terms State Senate president Kevin de León’s proposal, SB 54, to turn California into a “sanctuary state” as an act of “grandiose political narcissism” and states not just Trump, but even the Obama Administration had threatened to cut-off grants to California based on past refusals to assist in enforcement of Federal immigration laws.

 

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“Jerry Brown vs. Donald Trump!” – Trevor Carey and Jim Lacy on Fresno Radio

Here is a link to a radio broadcast discussion on 1/25/17 on Jerry Brown’s “State of the State Address” and “California vs. Donald Trump” on the Trevor Carey Show on Power Talk FM 96.7, Fresno.  California Political Review publisher Jim Lacy starts a long segment with Trevor at the 21 minute mark.  Enjoy!

http://powertalk967.iheart.com/media/play/27633841/

 

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Becerra Trashes Trump at State A.G. Confirmation Hearing

SACRAMENTO—A state Assembly committee voted along party lines Tuesday to recommend that Democratic U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra be confirmed as California’s 33rd attorney general.

The 6-3 vote followed a friendly, two-hour hearing in which the 12-term congressman from Los Angeles took measured jabs at President-elect Donald Trump and his proposals on immigration, health care and the environment.

“California must continue to be a forward leaning-state,” Becerra told the Committee on the Attorney General. “We want to stop and deter criminal behavior, not stop and frisk our young brothers based on preconceived notions. And we want to build schools, not walls and unconstitutional religious tests, for our people.”

Becerra arrived at Tuesday’s hearing with the endorsements of five former attorneys general, including Republican Dan Lungren, who served with Becerra in Congress until 2013. Becerra was accompanied by Gov. Jerry Brown, who called the nominee a “battle-tested” candidate seasoned by the polarized political atmosphere in Washington, D.C.

“There are big battles ahead but probably the biggest battle of all is serving the people of California in a way that earns their respect,” Brown said. “You have before you an outstanding candidate who can certainly champion the causes that we believe in but will do it in a way that will earn the respect and confidence of the people of California.”

Committee members did not ask Becerra whether he would run for attorney general in 2018; he has refused to rule out a campaign for governor or perhaps an open U.S. Senate seat if Dianne Feinstein retires. State lawmakers also did not mention the Legislature’s recent hire of ex-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., a move that Republicans have criticized as unnecessary given the ranks of state lawyers who work at the state Department of Justice.

Becerra was pressed on whether the state will defend so-called sanctuary cities, such as San Francisco, that minimize their cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agencies. Trump campaigned on a plan to “cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities” within his first 100 days in office.

“It’s important to have someone in the Oval Office who understands the Constitution and recognizes the limits of what the federal government can do,” Becerra said. “Sanctuary is simply saying that we’re not going to go out there and do the bidding of an aggressive immigration enforcement agency.” He added: “Locally and at the state level we will do what we need to protect the residents of the state of California.”

But Becerra also told committee Republicans he had no plans “to be a thorn just to be a thorn” in the side of the Trump administration.

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The full Assembly is scheduled to take up Becerra’s nomination Friday. The Senate Rules Committee will interview Becerra Jan. 18.

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Above is excerpted from the original story at The Recorder, available herehttp://www.therecorder.com/id=1202776529675/California-Attorney-General-Nominee-Jabs-Trump-at-Confirmation-Hearing?kw=California%20Attorney%20General%20Nominee%20Jabs%20Trump%20at%20Confirmation%20Hearing&et=editorial&bu=The%20Recorder&cn=20170110&src=EMC-Email&pt=Afternoon%20Update

Ethics officer calling to delay Trump Cabinet gave $500 to Obama, was appointed by him

Walter Schaub, Jr., the Office of Government Ethics official who has sent a letter urging Senate Democrats to delay the confirmation of Donald Trump’s cabinet, which has been picked up extensively by the main stream media, was appointed to his office by President Barack Obama and gave Obama $500 for his Presidential 2012 re-election campaign.  The fact that Schuab was appointed by Obama and that he actually gave funds to Obama’s campaign has not been widely reported in the media.  Schuab, who was appointed to his five year term as Director of OGC in 2012, will leave office this year.

m2Source:  http://www.allgov.com/news/appointments-and-resignations/director-of-the-office-of-government-ethics-who-is-walter-shaub-jr?news=844667

 

Eric Holder Hired as CA State Special Counsel to Thwart Trump Administration

Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder has been hired by the very liberal Democrats who dominate the California State Legislature as a “special counsel” to deal with “extraordinary challenges for California in the uncertain times ahead” according to the Democratic State Senate leader.  Liberals like to say California is the 6th largest economy in the world.  But said another way, by Census Bureau cost of living statistics, California would also have the highest poverty rate in the world among the top six economies.  So, it looks like Eric Holder has been hired, at taxpayer expense, to preserve California’s globally highest poverty rate during the Trump Administration.

Read more about the appointment here:  http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/eric-holder-hired-california-legal-battles-against-trump-n703116

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Trump for President Relived! James Lacy on the 2016 Campaign Trail – VIDEOGRAPHY

This 12 minute news and debate video collage includes highlights of California Political Review Publisher Jim Lacy making the case on Fox Business, CNN, France 24, Australian Broadcasting and other networks for Donald Trump for President during the 2016 campaign.  The video spans multiple controversies and issues raised from the beginning of Trump’s campaign through his historic election.  We hope you enjoy reliving the campaign through this video!

1,500,000 Page views in 2016!! Happy New Year!!

On December 31, 2016 California Political Review busted through the 1,500,000 Page view mark for the year, to make it one of the most read news/commentary websites in California!  The Editors at CPR thank you, our readers, for your consistent and growing support, and wish you a wonderful New Year!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

The Editors at California Political Review wish all our readers a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!

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