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Jan 16, 2018 | The Hill

Afghanistan moves reignite war authorization debate

As the Pentagon prepares to send another 1,000 military advisers to Afghanistan, several lawmakers have again taken up legislation that would give Congress more say in U.S. military decisions.

Jan 16, 2018 | CBS San Francisco

GPS System Vulnerable To Hacking Attack That Could Cripple Bay Area Economy

Imagine an attack in the Bay Area that shuts down the bridges and BART; where the ATMs and your credit cards don’t work and planes, trains and Uber are no longer available. The bad guy is a hacker at an undisclosed location and his target: The U.S. GPS satellite system.

Jan 16, 2018 | Washington Post

Lost in space? Questions mount over fate of secret satellite as SpaceX pushes ahead

The top-secret satellite known only by a code name, “Zuma,” was a mystery from the start. Its classified mission was intentionally inscrutable, whether to detect missile launches, spy on adversaries or track ships at sea with a space radar.

Jan 9, 2018 | Sacramento Bee

Trump doesn’t have to be crazy to be unfit

Issues: Social Justice

Yet again, we’re in danger of letting Donald Trump dramatically lower the standards for the presidency. Talk is getting louder about his mental health, but it shouldn’t require mental incapacity to be considered unfit for the nation’s highest office. Being erratic, ignorant and a demagogue should be more than enough to raise those questions.

Jan 8, 2018 | Daily Republic

Garamendi vows to fight Trump plan for offshore drilling

Issues: Environment

Rep. John Garamendi says he will fight “through every possible avenue I have” a plan by the Trump Administration to expand offshore oil and gas drilling.

Jan 4, 2018 | National Defense Magazine

Spoofing Risks Prompt Military to Update GPS Devices

In 2011, Iranian citizens turned on their televisions to find the media zeroed in on a CIA drone allegedly captured by electronic warfare specialists who redirected the GPS coordinates of the system. However, technology has advanced to the point where state actors are no longer the only ones who are able to perform such operations.

Dec 20, 2017 | Woodland Daily Democrat

Analysis: GOP’s tea party promises dashed in tax cut embrace

The tea party class of 2010 vowed to usher in a new era for the Republican Party, one where conservatives clamoring for fiscal discipline would roll back government spending to rein in trillion-plus budget deficits. Not anymore.

Dec 10, 2017 | Davis Enterprise

Garamendi, colleague tackle student loan debt

Issues: Education

Rep. John Garamendi and a Republican colleague in the House have introduced the bipartisan Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculating Act to address what Garamendi calls “the ballooning student loan debt crisis in America that cripples more than 40 million Americans and their families.”

Dec 4, 2017 | Davis Enterprise

GOP Declares War on Students

Issues: Economy