dianne feinstein

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (; born Dianne Emiel Goldman; June 22, 1933) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from California since 1992. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988. Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University in 1955 with a B.A. in history. In the 1960s she worked in city government, and in 1970 she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk drew national attention. Feinstein succeeded Moscone as Mayor of San Francisco and became the first female to assume the position. During her tenure she led renovation of the city's cable car system and oversaw the 1984 Democratic National Convention. After a failed gubernatorial campaign in 1990, she won a 1992 special election to the U.S. Senate. Feinstein was first elected on the same ballot as her peer Barbara Boxer, and the two became California's first female U.S. Senators. Feinstein has been re-elected four times since then and in the 2012 election, she claimed the record for the most popular votes in any U.S. Senate election in history, having received 7.75 million votes. Feinstein was the author of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004. In 2013 she introduced a new assault weapons bill, which failed to pass. Feinstein is the first and only woman to have chaired the Senate Rules Committee (2007–09) and the Select Committee on Intelligence from 2009 to 2015, when the Democrats lost control of the Senate. She is the only woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration. At the age of 84, Feinstein is the oldest currently serving United States Senator. With the retirement of Barbara Mikulski, Feinstein is the longest current serving female senator. In October 2017, Feinstein officially declared her intention to run for re-election in 2018. Wikipedia
Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:02

Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

"I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you."
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The Boston Globe Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:52

White House claims Wall Street Journal misquoted President Trump - The Boston Globe

President Donald J. Trump claimed Sunday that The Wall Street Journal deliberately misquoted him as saying he probably has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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The New York Times Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:20

False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System

"This system failed miserably and we need to start over," Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii said.
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The Boston Globe Sun, 01/14/2018 - 03:27

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them - The Boston Globe

President Donald J. Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries.
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Los Angeles Times Sat, 01/13/2018 - 18:21

Trump’s ‘shithole’ comments stirred anger and condemnation, but not from everyone

Here’s how people across the globe reacted to Trump's comments.
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Washington Post Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:20

Analysis | President Trump made Congress’s life impossible this week (again)

After nearly 24 hours of silence, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said this in Wisconsin: "First thing that came to my mind is, ‘Very unfortunate. Unhelpful.’"
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HuffPost Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:22

Dianne Feinstein: If Trump Can't Stop Being Racist, He Needs To Go

“There’s no room for racism in the Oval Office.”
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The Nation Magazine Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:47

Why Donald Trump Said ‘Shithole Countries’

When you pit Norway against Haiti: we see you. We see your racism. It’s that simple.
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