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CalExit Organizers Campaign to Create 'Native American Nation'

CalExit Organizers Campaign to Create 'Native American Nation'

A year after founders of an effort to get the state of California to secede from the U.S. backed away from their proposal, they're now reportedly planning to relaunch the campaign. But this time, they have a modification: Make a large portion of the state an "autonomous Native American nation." Co-Founder of the movement, known as Yes California, Louis J. Marinelli spoke to Politico Tuesday, asking, "Why not do something to right some of the wrongs of the past to the Native American people, and give them back their land?" Under this new plan, all federally owned land in California from the Oregon border to Mexico would be given back to Native Americans. Because the land falls in rural conservative areas of the state, organizers Marinelli and Marcus Ruíz Evans say the proposal would also inadvertently provide a new "buffer zone between Donald Trump's America and the new independent California Republic." The new initiative is unlikely to succeed. A special election would need to take place, or a new amendment would need to be added to the U.S. Constitution allowing a state to leave the union. More here.

Meet WSJ’s Black Moscow Bureau Chief 

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Obama Alumni Form Red Fort Strategies

Obama Alumni Form Red Fort Strategies