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TRUMP, NEWSOM clash on Central America — KHANNA pushes back on DCCC — PRESIDENTIAL candidates in S .F.

April 2, 2019

By Jeremy B. White, Carla Marinuci, Alexander Nieves and Graph Massara : politico – excerpt

THE BUZZ: On immigration in 2019, there’s the California Course and the Washington Way.

The last 72 hours have again crystallized that distinction: While President Donald Trump moved to halt aid to Central American nations amid an avalanche of asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that his first trip abroad since taking office would be to El Salvador, where he’ll be examining the root causes of a mass exodus north…

KHANNA AND THE DEM DIVIDE: Democratic Party fissures are widening on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s policy of blacklisting consultants who work to unseat incumbents — and Rep. Ro Khanna, a face of the party’s progressive wing, is helping to rally opposition. The Silicon Valley Dem urged supporters via Democracy for America on Friday to flood DCCC chair Cheri Bustos (Ill.) with pleas to reverse the policy, writing that “Beto O’Rourke, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley or I may not have made it to Congress” under the rule… (more)

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