DON THOMPSON

California attorney general leads Trump resistance into 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Xavier Becerra became perhaps the nation's most influential attorney general when he was named California's top lawyer two years ago, and he has since used his post atop what some call the "Resistance State" to pummel President Donald Trump's administration with dozens of legal actions.

Jan. 4, 2019 11:52 PM EST
California attorney general foes spar in AP interviews

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has become the face of the state's resistance to President Donald Trump, challenging the Republican administration's policies nearly four dozen times in court and providing the kind of meat-and-potatoes opposition that Democratic activists say they want.

Mar. 3, 2018 12:18 PM EST
Trump's 'my African-American' remark turns critics to target

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man singled out by Donald Trump as "my African-American" said Monday that he is now the target of harsh criticism, including comments he feels are more racist than the remark by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Jun. 6, 2016 7:51 PM EDT
San Jose, California police under fire after Trump rally

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — This Silicon Valley city and its police department are facing mounting complaints of a tepid and tardy law enforcement response to attacks of Donald Trump supporters after a political rally.

Jun. 3, 2016 6:50 PM EDT
California, New York enact US-highest $15 minimum wages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation — as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders again seized on wage disparity and the plight of the working poor in their fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Apr. 5, 2016 12:54 AM EDT