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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...

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

With Donald Trump now officially the president of the United States, and women’s reproductive rights on the chopping block, one thing is for certain: I will be getting that precautionary IUD birth control method before it’s too late. On Monday, just one day after the 44th anniversary of la...

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 2
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

I feel like I am at a restaurant but all of the food is gone. All they have is salt, pepper and house salads. That is what the 2016 presidential election feels like to me. I don’t want either entrée, but I’m hungry and I have to eat, so I am forced to choose between a salad or condiments. Salad pl...

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 19
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Donald Trump has finally out-Trumped himself. In a leaked 2005 interview with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, Trump told Bush that he had tried to hit on and have sex with an unidentified married woman who denied him. He said that he “took her out shopping and moved on her like a bitch....

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...

May the frauds be ever in your favor

May the frauds be ever in your favor

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 20
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Monday, Stephen Colbert, host of the The Late Show on CBS, donned an electric blue wig and matching eyebrows in the image of Caesar Flickerman, the vivacious talk show host from “The Hunger Games” movie and took the podium at the Republican National Convention. After he dubbed it the “2016...

Don’t blame Republicans for Donald Trump

Don’t blame Republicans for Donald Trump

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 6
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

When Donald Trump announced that he was running for president last June, I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t, and now here we are with a racist reality TV star as the presumptive Republican nominee. How did we let this happen? As a Democrat, it’s easy to blame the Republicans. After all, it was ...

Senatorial campaign unconventional

Senatorial campaign unconventional

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
June 1
Filed under Features, Politics

Classic rock plays in the background as Von and Drake Hougo discuss campaign strategy in the dining room and garage of their home in Santa Clarita, which doubles as a “campaign headquarters.”  The father-son duo works morning and night in between Drake’s school and track practice and Von’s ...

Presidential elections heat up

Presidential elections heat up

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 25
Filed under Opinion, Politics

The presidential primaries are nearing a close, and while Donald Trump has all but secured the Republican nomination, the Democratic elect is yet to be determined. At the moment, it seems Hillary Clinton has a firm grasp on the nomination, but not if Bernie Sanders has anything to say about it. Sande...

Donald Trump in Burlingame this week

Donald Trump in Burlingame this week

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
April 28
Filed under Metro, Politics

Republican presidential nominee frontrunner Donald Trump will make an appearance in the Bay Area as a speaker at the California Republican Party Convention on Friday. According to officials, Trump will kick off the convention with a keynote speech at the lunch banquet. Republican candidates Ohio Gov. John Kasich ...

Trump dominates the GOP in a racist America

Trump dominates the GOP in a racist America

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
April 6
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Showcase

Good morning America. It was sunshine and warm weather in Hawaii and Mississippi when Donald Trump won three more states, and their delegates along with them, during the presidential primaries. However, in California, Vermont and Oregon, the weather remains cold, rainy and drab: the liberal states ap...

The one Republican that can unify the House

The one Republican that can unify the House

Fernando J. Ramirez,
Contributor
November 19
Filed under Politics

A new political chapter began last week as Paul Ryan, the congressman from Wisconsin, was elected to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House of Representatives. A young new face with creative ideas, Paul Ryan is the youngest speaker of the House in more than a century. The 45-year-old obtained...

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