<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> government]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/government Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:37:26 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[‘California is a nation, not a state’: A fringe movement wants a break from the U.S.]]> http://gazette.com/california-is-a-nation-not-a-state-a-fringe-movement-wants-a-break-from-the-u.s./article/1597188?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/california-is-a-nation-not-a-state-a-fringe-movement-wants-a-break-from-the-u.s./article/1597188?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO — About 15 people huddled in a luxury apartment building, munching on danishes as they plotted out their plan to have California secede from the United States.

“I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of an independent California,” Geoff Lewis said as he stood in a glass-walled conference room adorned with California’s grizzly-bear flag and a sign reading “California is a nation, not a state.”

Sweaty onlookers from the gym across the hall peered in curiously.

Bolstered by the election of President Trump, the group, Yes California, is collecting the 585,407 signatures necessary to place a secessionist question on the 2018 ballot.

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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:10:07 -0700
<![CDATA[Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump's labor secretary ]]> http://gazette.com/puzder-withdraws-nomination-to-be-trumps-labor-secretary/article/1596896?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/puzder-withdraws-nomination-to-be-trumps-labor-secretary/article/1596896?custom_click=rss

Andrew Puzder says he is withdrawing as President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary.

The fast food executive says in a statement provided to The Associated Press that he was "honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America's workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity."

Puzder says "while I won't be serving in the administration, I fully support the President and his highly qualified team."

Puzder's confirmation hearing was scheduled for Thursday. But some Republicans had raised concerns about his failure to pay taxes for five years on a former housekeeper who wasn't authorized to work in the U.S.

Puzder is CEO of CKE

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:06:30 -0700