NextGov: Lawmakers working on legislation to 'pause' use of facial recognition technology

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House lawmakers—and, according to those representatives, their constituents—are wary of facial recognition and are working on legislation that would halt its progress as Congress and federal regulators get their arms around how the technology is being used now and put guardrails in place for its use in the future. Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing Wednesday, the... Read more »

Spectrum News 1: House Democrats Vote to Reassert War Authority in Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democrats approved a war powers resolution to reassert their authority in Congress to limit the president’s military actions regarding Iran. The vote follows an Iranian attack on Iraqi bases that housed U.S. troops, which was in retaliation to the president’s orders for an airstrike that killed a top Iranian general…Los Angeles Democrat Jimmy Gomez said the president using... Read more »

Live updates: Pelosi says House will vote Thursday on measure to limit Trump's military actions regarding Iran

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Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) criticized Trump for focusing much of his remarks on accusing the Obama administration of enabling Iran’s aggression. “This was supposed to be an address to the nation. Instead, it was another embarrassing reminder of @realDonaldTrump’s absurd fixation on vilifying @BarackObama,” Gomez tweeted. “Making matters worse, it’s obvious this man cares more about appearing toug... Read more »

Laredo Times: "Trump claims win over Iran, accuses Obama of funding its attacks"

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It wasn't an altogether new claim from Trump, who last week said on Facebook that "Iran will be shooting at our soldiers with bullets, etc., purchased with the $150 billion Obama gave them.” Trump, though, opted to use the opportunity to settle old scores and accuse his predecessor of funding what the U.S. government has labeled as terrorism. And some Democrats immediately criticized him for it. "... Read more »

Spectrum News1: Why CA Rep. Jimmy Gomez Decided to Become a Politician

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A native of Southern California, California Rep. Jimmy Gomez represents the 34th district. He won a special election in 2017 after Xavier Becerra left the post to become California’s Attorney General. This, after Kamala Harris vacated the spot after she won a spot in the U.S. Senate. Born in Fullerton, Gomez is the youngest of six kids from parents who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. ... Read more »

NBC News: How many troops are serving in America's legacy wars? We still don't really know.

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Veteran's Day is a time to honor those who served, but the U.S. public has been given less and less information on how many U.S. personnel are fighting in legacy wars and how many are actually coming home. Every administration has wrestled with accounting for personnel levels, trying to balance national security with transparency, but since late 2017, the Trump administration hasn't publicly relea... Read more »

LA Times: Activists reunite to remember campaign against Prop. 187, California's anti-illegal immigrant initiative

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Eagle Rock attorney Don Justin Jones walked around Los Angeles State Historical Park on Saturday morning wearing a T-shirt with a crossed-out photo of former California Gov. Pete Wilson and an umbrella that stated “Chale Trump” (“No Way Trump”). “I’m here to remember what we started,” he said, as people streamed into a tent-ringed field to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the campaign against Pro... Read more »

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