At a protest in Fresno, Daniel O’Connell, executive director of the Central Valley Partnership, criticizes the federal budget passed by the House on Thursday, Oct. 26 for its massive cuts to health care affecting vulnerable seniors, people with disabilities, hungry children and families.
Four weeks into the Border Wall Prototype Construction Project, eight new wall prototypes were constructed near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry as of October 19. This aerial view shows the walls being built. Otay Mesa is a community in San Diego.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he was “stunned” and “broken-hearted” by the comments made by Rep. Frederica Wilson on the President’s phone to the widow of a fallen soldier during the Thursday’s press briefing.
At the Fresno City Council meeting Thursday, Oct. 12, Councilman Oliver Baines makes an emotional statement about colleague Garry Bredefeld's Sept. 28 comments after NFL players' protests. Bredefeld later responds, saying it pains him that his words were hurtful.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday introduced legislation to close what she calls an automatic weapons loophole that allows gun owners to convert semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic machines. The gunman who killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others in Las Vegas, Nevada had a dozen guns that were outfitted with a “bump stock” device.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, joined Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and several other Democratic members of the Senate to announce the introduction of a bill that would expand Medicare to all ages, on Sept. 13.
President Trump defended his controversial pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio was found guilty by a federal judge of criminal contempt, for ignoring a court order to stop detaining people based on his belief on whether or not they were in the U.S. illegally.