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Dionne: Mueller report is the beginning, not the end

WASHINGTON — The report from special counsel Robert Mueller provides a devastating portrait of President Trump’s behavior that may invite the beginning of an impeachment inquiry and a constitutional confrontation. A collision of some kind between the president (along with his attorney general) and Democrats who control the House of Representatives is now inevitable. The […]

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Walters: Why is California’s achievement gap so stubborn?

California has poured tens of billions of additional dollars into its public schools this decade on the assumption – or hope – that they would close the state’s stubborn academic “achievement gap.” Former Gov. Jerry Brown championed the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that gives school districts with large numbers of poor and/or “English-learner” students […]

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Trump administration says immigrants working in legal marijuana industry lack ‘moral character’ for citizenship

By Colby Itkowitz | The Washington Post Immigrants who use marijuana or who work in the cannabis industry can be denied citizenship, even if they are doing so in states where it is legal, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Friday. The guidance, issued — coincidentally or not — just before pot advocates’ national celebration […]

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Meet the woman trying to save the DMV

SACRAMENTO — She’s been called a “Jedi knight” when it comes to slashing bureaucratic red tape, a benevolent Svengali skilled at breaking down complex government organizations into their most basic parts, the calming eye at the center of political hurricanes. But Marybel Batjer now has in front of her perhaps the most daunting task she’s […]