Archive for May 2nd, 2011

InlandPolitics: The Pakistan Question

Jason Abbott, Staff Writer
Monday, May 2, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.

While the world celebrates the death of terror mastermind Usama bin Laden, questions remain about the reliability of our ally Pakistan.

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By MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER
Published: May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON — After years of dead ends and promising leads gone cold, the big break came last August.

A trusted courier of Osama bin Laden’s whom American spies had been hunting for years was finally located in a compound 35 miles north of the Pakistani capital, close to one of the hubs of American counterterrorism operations. The property was so secure, so large, that American officials guessed it was built to hide someone far more important than a mere courier.

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, May 1, 2011

By ALICIA ROBINSON
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside City Councilman William “Rusty” Bailey raised more money in 2011 than any other candidate in the four wards whose seats are on the June 7 ballot.

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12:28 AM PDT on Monday, May 2, 2011

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County supervisors Tuesday are expected to halt their efforts to build a regional detention center in Whitewater and instead focus on expanding existing jails.

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DailyBulletin: Letter to back laws

Upland seeks tough stance on pot clinics
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/02/2011 02:12:01 AM PDT

UPLAND – Councilman Ken Willis has asked the city attorney to draft a letter to federal officials regarding enforcement against medical marijuana dispensaries.

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By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— Four months into Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, state Democrats have tumbled to a harsh reality. They control the governor’s office and both houses of the state Legislature, and they hugely outnumber Republicans in voter registration. But it’s not enough to accomplish their agenda.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 1, 2011

California Democrats adopted a series of predictable positions as their convention this afternoon – supporting Planned Parenthood, healthy oceans and the California Dream Act, for example – but a shot at one Orange County Republican caused a minor stir within the ranks.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

SACRAMENTO — California’s Democrats turned back the Republican red wave that swept across the country last November, returning Barbara Boxer to the U.S. Senate, winning all of their Congressional and state Senate seats, picking up a spot in the Assembly and capturing all of the statewide constitutional offices, including bringing Jerry Brown back for a third term as governor.

And they’re pissed off.

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Monday, May. 2, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, May. 2, 2011 – 6:39 am

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders of both parties obviously don’t have a clue as to how this year’s version of the annual state budget wrangle will turn out.

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