Facebook is courting controversy on Capitol Hill with its plans to launch a digital currency. As Allen Martin tells us, some in Washington are even calling 'Libra' a potential threat to national security.
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Facebook Plans To Launch Digital Currency 'Libra' Roils FedsFacebook is courting controversy on Capitol Hill with its plans to launch a digital currency. As Allen Martin tells us, some in Washington are even calling 'Libra' a potential threat to national security.
Protests Expected At Amazon SF Offices Over Company's Ties To ICEAs Amazon's annual "Prime Day" sale begins, protests are expected at the company's offices in San Francisco over the company's contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (7/15/19)
Trump Says Dem. Congresswomen Should 'Go Back' To 'Broken' CountriesPresident Trump is facing backlash for a Twitter attack on four Democratic congresswomen who are vocal opponents of his policies. He called them "foreign troublemakers" and advised them to go back to where they came from, though they're all U.S. citizens. Melissa Caen reports. (7-14-2019)
Hundreds Rally In Berkeley To Denounce ICE RaidsCities across the Bay Area are pushing back against a sweeping round of nationwide ICE raids expected to begin on Sunday. Katie Nielsen was in Berkeley where hundreds rallied just steps from City Hall.
Report: Nationwide ICE Raids Targeting 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants Set To BeginAccording to a report in the New York Times, ICE raids targeting at least 2,000 undocumented immigrants are set to begin sometime this weekend. Jackie Ward reports. (7/11/19)
Tom Steyer Officially Launches 2020 Presidential CampaignSaying he is frustrated over the pace of House Democrats on the issue of impeaching President Donald Trump, Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer announced Tuesday that he is running for the presidency in 2020, joining an already crowded Democratic field. Katie Nielsen reports. (7/9/19)
Talking Politics: Kamala Backlash / July 4 TrumpfestNow that Sen. Kamala Harris is rising in the polls will the other presidential candidates target her for takedown? Pres. Trump's July 4 spectacular drew raves and pans. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and former S.F. mayor Willie Brown dissect. (7-7-19)
W. Oakland Residents Shocked To Find City-Sanctioned' Homeless Encampment' In Their NeighborhoodWest Oakland residents say they were never consulted about a city-sanctioned homeless encampment that sprang up in their neighborhood. In a KPIX Original Report, Susie Steimle presses city leaders for answers.
'Close The Camps' Protests Held In San Francisco, Nation Over Immigration Detention FacilitiesProtesters in the Bay Area and across the nation are holding demonstrations, urging action on immigration detention facilities near the U.S. - Mexico border after reports of inhumane conditions. Anne Makovec reports. (7/2/19)
Speaker Pelosi, Senator Harris Get Political Before SF Pride ParadeEach year before the San Francisco Pride parade begins, you can find just about every Bay Area local, state and federal official decked out in rainbow colors at the Alice B. Toklas breakfast. Melissa Caen reports. (6-30-2019)
Talking Politics: Democratic Debate TakeawaysWho won? Who lost? Will Kamala Harris keep surging or sink? Former S.F. mayor and Calif. assembly speaker Willie Brown weighs in along with KPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen. (6-30-19)
At Issue: Border AgreementKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). (6-30-19)
Richmond Suspends Use Of License Plate ReadersRichmond has decided to suspend license plate readers, over fears the data could fall into the hands of federal immigration agents. Da Lin reports why some say the move is a mistake.
Major S.F. Campaign Fundraiser Drops BidenA big blow for the Biden campaign: the former vice president has lost the support of top San Francisco fundraiser Tom McInerney. Da Lin reports. (6-28-19)
National Spotlight Shines on Berkeley School Where Kamala Harris Was BusedKPIX 5's Simon Perez looks at how a moment in Berkeley history became a focus of last night's presidential debate. (6-28-19)
Bay Area Candidates Lead Attacks on Biden in Fiery Democratic DebateDemocratic divisions over race, age and ideology burst into public view in Thursday night's presidential debate, punctuated by a heated exchange between former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris. Team coverage from Nikole Killion and Andrea Nakano. (6-27-19)
Supporters Gather to Watch Bay Area Candidates at DebateSimon Perez reports from San Francisco. (6-27-19)
Trump Signs Executive Order Imposing New Sanctions Against IranPresident Trump signed an executive order imposing new sanctions on Iran. Katherine Johnson reports on the escalation tensions.
Former SF Mayor Brown Has Advice For Dem. Candidates Ahead Of First DebateDemocrats running for President in 2020 will soon debate for the first time. The consummate politician, former SF Mayor Willie Brown, says the best position for candidates is on the first night, getting the first question. Melissa Caen reports. (6-23-2019)
Talking Politics: Dem Debate Goals / Biden BruisedWhat will 20 Democratic presidential candidates be talking about this week other than you-know-who? Themselves, mostly, hoping frontrunner Joe Biden will keep up his foot-in-mouth act. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (6-23-19)
Santa Clara VTA Bus, Transit Operators Move Closer To Potential StrikeBus and light rail operators with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority have moved one step closer to a potential strike. (6/20/19)
Google Pledges $1 Billion To Address Bay Area Housing CrunchGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday that the tech giant would invest $1 billion over the next several years to help build housing in the Bay Area. Emily Turner reports. (6/18/19)
San Francisco Considers Banning All E-Cigarette Sales CitywideThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to consider a measure banning sales of all electronic cigarettes citywide. (6/18/19)
Talking Politics: Dirt-Gathering Ethics / Calling Out KellyanneIs taking campaign "dirt" from foreign governments OK? Will Kellyanne Conway quit violating the Hatch Act? Who is better to ask than former S.F. mayor Willie Brown? Phil Matier and Melissa Caen can't think of anyone. (6-16-19)
At Issue: Big Week for BARTKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with BART board of directors president and former San Francisco supervisor Bevan Dufty. (6-16-19)
Democratic Leaders Shine Spotlight on Health CareBay Area congresswoman Jackie Speier along with Rep. Mike Thompson and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took aim at Pres. Trump on Saturday while promoting their health care agenda. Melissa Caen reports. (6-15-19)
Costumed Activists Call for Speaker Pelosi to Impeach Pres. TrumpWhile House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in San Francisco Friday for a speaking engagement, a group of costumed protesters called for her to begin impeachment proceedings. Melissa Caen reports. (6-14-19)
San Jose's Historic Diridon Train Station's Roof In Danger Of CollapsingThe roof on the historic Diridon train station in San Jose is in danger of collapsing. Don Ford got a good look at the problem.
Talking Politics: Pelosi Pulled / Post-Convention DebriefAs more Democrats demand Trump be impeached, will Nancy Pelosi relent? Which presidential candidate got the biggest bump from the state Democratic convention? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown consider those questions. (6-9-19)