February 2017

Dem lawmaker: Navy SEAL might be alive if Trump spent less time attacking media

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Sunday blasted President Trump for his Twitter attacks of news outlets, saying if the president spent more time focused on his intelligence briefings, Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens might still be alive.

Owens was killed last month during a raid on al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). U.S. Central Command said it killed 14 AQAP operatives, but reports following the raid also said up to 30 civilians may have been killed as a result of the mission.

Torrance Islamic community shaken by travel ban

On January 30, 23-year-old Torrance resident Ruhi Khan drove her brother to Los Angeles International Airport for his routine departure to American University of Antigua, a medical school in the Caribbean. She did not intend to join the thousands of protesters assembled at Tom Bradley International Terminal demonstrating against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Her brother’s unexpected encounter with airport security quickly changed her evening plans.

Trump proposes another arms race: “If countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack”

Two months after then President-elect President Donald Trump infamously told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough “let it be an arms race,” Trump is again dangling the prospect of a heated nuclear arms competition with Russia in front of the world.



Washington Yesterday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) held a meeting of the Elected Officials Council on Veterans, a regional council he created of non-partisan leaders from local, state and federal governments who are dedicated to improving service delivery for Veterans at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. This meeting focused on the progress that has been made to develop permanent-supportive housing and wraparound services to house and serve homeless veterans in Southern California.