Roundtable: President Trump Is Impeached
Friday, December 20, 2019
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The House of Representatives approves the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidates hold a debate in Southern California, and companies cut freelance workers as a result of California's new gig economy law.
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Sara Libby, managing editor, Voice of San Diego
Max Rivlin-Nadler, reporter, KPBS News
Michael Smolens, columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune
The Impeachment of President Donald Trump
An historic week in Washington as the House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump relating to abuse of power and obstructing Congress in his dealings with the President of Ukraine. The votes fell largely along party lines. Another partisan fight lies ahead in the Senate, where Democrats will need to convince 20 Republican senators to remove Trump from office.
Democrats Debate in California
Amid the backdrop of impeachment, the 2020 presidential campaign came to Southern California this week. Thursday night, PBS moderated a debate with democratic candidates in Los Angeles. California will play a larger role in the nominating process, as the primary is moved up to early March.
Media Layoffs Linked To New Gig Economy Law
New York-based Vox Media, which runs the SB Nation websites, announced it will cut ties with hundreds of writers and editors based in California. The move has elevated the debate over the intent and consequences of Assembly Bill 5, the employment reform law pushed by San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, which takes effect in January.
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