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Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
March 15
Filed under Politics

What Happened? On March 6, the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee approved the American Health Care Act as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.   If passed, the AHCA will repeal Obamacare by dismantling taxes, which include...

Green card holders fear the new administration

Green card holders fear the new administration

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor
March 8
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Members of the Latino community, documented and undocumented, are looking for ways to formalize their presence in the United States because they fear they may be next on President Donald Trump’s “to-do” list. Trump issued an executive order forbidding the entrance of people from seven predomin...

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Will “Putin-gate” derail progressive resistance?

Craig Collins Ph.D.,
CSUEB Lecturer
February 22
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

Craig Collins, Ph.D. teaches political science and environmental law at California State University East Bay and was a founding member of the Green Party of California. If events in Washington (and Moscow) continue to unfold as they have over the last few months, it appears that the groundsw...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 15
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? Gallup, a research and consulting company known for its opinion polls, announced on Monday that President Donald J. Trump’s American approval rating reached an all-time low in their daily poll since he took office on Jan. 20.   The newest poll found that only 40 percent of America...

Trump Tracker

Trump Tracker

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7
Filed under Politics

What happened? Donald J. Trump announced the appointment of Ben Carson to oversee the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Here is a rundown of Carson and what this means for the country: It was a former Republican presidential candidate that Trump tapped to run HUD in Carson, but what d...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Robert B. Wister,
Hayward Resident
November 30
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

Each election cycle we are confronted with closed streets for paving ONLY in the three months before election vote time. Watch the street paving frenzy come to a screeching halt the day of the election. Where are these workers for the preceding eighteen months? Who is paying them during their time o...

Trump Tracker

Trump Tracker

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 30
Filed under Politics, Showcase

What happened? Donald J. Trump has been meeting with various political leaders in an effort to fill out his cabinet. Here’s a run-down of who they are: Secretary of State: Mitt Romney met with Donald Trump early last week and emerged as the frontrunner for the position. However, on Thanksgivin...

Meet Gary Johnson: Libertarian Party nominee

Meet Gary Johnson: Libertarian Party nominee

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
September 28
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will not win the election this year, but he will help determine who becomes the next president of the United States of America. Johnson is a third party politician running for president under the Libertarian Party. Johnson was an accomplished athle...

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress

Republicans shift focus from White House to Congress

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 31
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Donald Trump no doubt wishes he could have a re-do for the entire month of August. Towards the end of July, Trump had the lead over Hillary Clinton by up to 10 points in various polls, according to Real Clear Politics. One month later, Trump is about 10 points behind Clinton in the polls. ...

Political choices are colorblind

Political choices are colorblind

Ira Lazo,
Contributor
August 18
Filed under Opinion, Politics

My friend Mike is a Chinese American whose family moved here 14 years ago seeking the “American Dream.” I’ll never forget when Mike confessed to me that he was a Republican. I’m a liberal Asian, and my whole life have assumed that most Asians were liberal, so I was shocked. Our co...

On eve of Hillary Clinton’s nomination, a historic moment is overshadowed

On eve of Hillary Clinton’s nomination, a historic moment is overshadowed

Julia Prodis Sulek,
East Bay Times
July 27
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

With all the high drama, name-calling and intraparty revolts defining this presidential campaign season, a long-awaited moment in American history is being largely overshadowed. When the Democratic National Convention takes over this iconic U.S. city this week, Hillary Clinton will take her place...

Presidential race down to three

Presidential race down to three

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 11
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

With just three candidates left in the presidential race, things are starting to heat up. After Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of Republican contention for president last week, the country is left with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as potential successors for President of th...

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