Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Here are all the members of Congress who are boycotting Trump’s inauguration

A small but growing group of congressmen and women have announced they will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, breaking with generations of past precedent.

Politics & Government

McConnell: Rolling back Obama regulations isn’t enough to bring back Appalachian coal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said rolling back Obama administration’s environmental rules wouldn’t entirely bring back the coal industry in eastern Kentucky. McConnell told McClatchy in an interview that lawmakers in Congress would work with the incoming Trump administration to “remove as many of the government impediments as possible and give the coal industry a chance to survive.”

Politics & Government

Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general tapped by Donald Trump to head the EPA, has long advocated giving states greater control over environmental decisions. But under questioning from senators, including Kamala Harris of California, Pruitt on Wednesday declined to say whether he’d continue to grant California waivers to enact automobile emissions standards stronger than those of the federal government.

Health & Medicine

AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care

Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between groceries, electricity and paying a health insurance bill that has jumped by nearly $400.

Videos

On election night, Heidi Harmon shared her goals for SLO

Heidi Harmon squeaked past incumbent Jan Marx to win the San Luis Obispo mayor’s seat by just 47 votes, according to the county Clerk-Recorder's Office. On election night, Nov. 8, 2016, Harmon trailed by 5 percentage points. She spoke about her goals as mayor if she was elected.
Joe Johnston The Tribune
On election night, Heidi Harmon shared her goals for SLO 0:31

On election night, Heidi Harmon shared her goals for SLO

Hundreds protest Trump in San Luis Obispo: 'He doesn't represent us' 0:39

Hundreds protest Trump in San Luis Obispo: 'He doesn't represent us'

Hundreds of Cal Poly students protest Trump election victory 1:18

Hundreds of Cal Poly students protest Trump election victory

San Luis Obispo mayor, City Council winners share their visions for future 1:22

San Luis Obispo mayor, City Council winners share their visions for future