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 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

In World's Biggest Election, 400 Million EU Citizens Elect 751 Members of European Parliament

Brussels (dpa) - Early numbers suggest more citizens are heading to the polls across the European Union on Sunday than in the last election in 2014. More than 400 million citizens are eligible to...

 
 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party Wins 28 of 73 Seats in EU Parliament--More than 2 major parties combined

London (dpa) - Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party looked set to triumph in European Parliament elections, partial results showed late Sunday, while Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party and...

 
 By DPA-News    Politics    May 29, 2019

Spanish King Juan Carlos Withdraws From Public Life Five Years After His Retirement

Madrid (dpa) - Spain's former king Juan Carlos has announced that he will be withdrawing from public life this coming Sunday, five years after his retirement. In a letter to his son, King Felipe VI,...

 
 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

Extremes Win and Centrists Lose in Record Voter Turn Out European Union Elections

Brussels (dpa) - Official European Parliament election results early Monday confirmed losses for the main political groups on the centre-left and centre-right, while boosting the liberals and Greens....

 
 By Preity Upala    Politics    May 27, 2019

10 Reasons Why Narendra Modi Won the Indian Election, 2019

Here are 10 reasons why the current prime minister of India, Narendra Modi will be sworn in for a second term as a result of his victory in the general elections of 2019: Modi Leadership- for the firs...

 

Iraq Intervenes to Block a War Between the US and Iran, It's 2 Closest Allies

Baghdad/Washington (dpa) - The US is not seeking a war with Iran, US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said after a closed-door briefing with lawmakers on rising tensions, saying a ramped up...

 

Federal Judge Denies Donald Trump's Motion to Quash Subpoena for 1040 Tax Returns

Washington (dpa) - A federal judge on Monday ruled against President Donald Trump's legal team in its attempt to block a congressional committee's subpoena for years of the Trump Organization's financ...

 
 By DPA-News    Politics    May 23, 2019

Will the US and Iran be at War by the end of 2020? It looks increasingly likely

Washington (dpa) – US President Donald Trump vowed Sunday to deny Tehran nuclear weapons just hours after threatening it would "be the official end of Iran" when the country's Revolutionary Guard...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Politics    May 21, 2019

Santa Monica to Pay $85,000 Annually to Consultant to Track the Homeless

City staff are asking the Council to contract with an outside consultant to manage their homeless tracking system. In order for the City to receive federal funds for homelessness, they are required...

 
 By Preity Upala    Politics    May 21, 2019

If Modi is Re-elected India's PM, it can only be Good for Trump and the United States.

With an Indian general election outcome looming in the horizon, the US must reflect on what this means for its relationship with India moving forward. The outcome of world's largest democratic...

 

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Denies that War with the United States is Coming

Tehran (dpa) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled out a war with the United States. "Neither we or the United States want a war, that is why that is not going to happen,"...

 

Putin: Russia Collusion Theory Following 2016 Election Damaged Russia-US Relations

Moscow (dpa) - A visit from the top American diplomat to Russia was blighted by disputes over the Iranian nuclear program and the Venezuelan political crisis even as Russian President Vladimir Putin e...

 
 By RAND    Politics    May 10, 2019

New Strategies to Stress-out Russia by Playing to Putin's Vulnerabilities and Anxieties

RAND Suggests Nonviolent Ways to Exploit Russian Vulnerabilities Russia's use of information warfare and its conventional military arsenal make it a formidable opponent, but the state also has...

 
 By Preity Upala    Politics    May 6, 2019

Ten Reasons Why Modi Will Be Re-elected as Prime Minister of India

Here are the 10 reasons why I think the current prime minister of India, Narendra Modi will win a second term and be victorious on May the 23rd, in the Lok Sabha elections. My prediction is that his...

 
 By Preity Uupala    Politics    May 6, 2019

India Votes for Prime Minister This Month. The World Should Pay More Attention

In a couple of days, will take place the largest democratic exercise on the planet. India will be voting in its parliamentary general election. In a country of 1.3 BILLION people, a whopping 900...

 

Do the Homeless Poop on San Francisco Streets Because they Can, Or Because They Can't Find a Bathroom?

San Francisco is a wealthy city. Why exactly don't they cure the feces on the street problem? Like every other American issue, it depends on your political perspective. Progressives view this as a...

 

Dead Bodies, Conflicts of interest & Fat Salaries: The Murky Waters of City's Social Services

I have serious concerns about the qualifications and performance of the Santa Monica Social Services Commission, and particularly its Chair Mr. Parent, as well as the staff liaison Ms. Yavari, whose...

 

Affordable Housing: Be Careful Whom you Trust, City of SM, When You Loan Money

When Step Up on 26th Street came to our street 3 years ago, I decided to become informed, so I have attended every Santa Monica Housing Commission meeting for the last 3 years. I am not on any Board...

 

Water Rate Increase is Entirely Intended to Subsidize Development in Santa Monica

By January 8, when the City Council voted to increase water rates in the city, there had already been well-above-average rainfall throughout California. To date, California has received 18 trillion...

 

LA County to Build One or More Units of Affordable Housing Over Next Two Years (Seriously)

On Monday, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative awarded $4.5 million to five different organizations in a contest to propose "game-changing creative and scalable permanent housing solutions for...

 

California Voting Rights Act Upheld in Federal Court After Gerrymandering Lawsuit

A San Diego politician lost his federal lawsuit challenging California's Voting Rights Act. Don Higginson, former mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, had sued in 2017, claiming the drawing of...

 

Kamala Harris, the Harpy of Climate Change and Poster Child of By Any Means Necessary

In her first campaign speech as a presidential hopeful for the 2020 election, Kamala Harris, presently the junior Senator from California, roused the crowd with her progressive agenda and...

 

Call for City's Social Services Commission to Resign over The People Concern scandal

At the Commission's 1/28/19 meeting multiple speakers expressed their frustration with the Commission's reluctance to act. Public comments by Olga Zurawska are below. The Santa Monica Social Services...

 

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Re-Opens After Federal Shutdown

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) have resumed regular operations. Some areas of the park...

 

We Can't House All the Homeless, But At Least we can Count Them

On Wednesday night, volunteers in Santa Monica and across Los Angeles County conducted the annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. From 10:30 pm until 2:30 am, volunteers in teams canvassed the...

 

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