L.A. Reaffirms Pro-Immigrant Stance; Trump Vows $ Reprisals

Los Angeles officials say the city will maintain its longstanding position as a sanctuary for immigrants. Meanwhile, President-elect Trump has vowed to block all federal funding for sanctuary cities in his first 100 days in office. The move would create chaos since more than 350 counties, cities and states have declared themselves immigrant sanctuaries.

For Trump’s High Court, Ivy Leaguers Need Not Apply

The president-elect’s list of 21 potential court nominees eschews coast-dwelling Harvard and Yale alums in favor of heartlanders with credentials from schools like Notre Dame, Marquette, the University of Georgia and the University of Miami. About half now sit on state supreme courts, and each is a committed judicial conservative.

Will Giuliani, a Gun Foe as NYC Mayor, Face NRA Scrutiny?

As mayor of New York, Giuliani pressed for national gun registration, advocated bans on assault weapons and high-powered handguns, and gave birth to the strategy of suing gun manufacturers for negligence. If the Trump enthusiast is nominated for a cabinet post, would the NRA and Senate GOP apply the same unrelenting pro-gun litmus test they’ve applied to President Obama’s nominees?