Archive for March 18th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Puerto Rico sends Santorum packing

Sunday, March 18, 2012 – 08:30 p.m.

Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says that residents of Puerto Rico should speak English if the U.S. possession wants to become a state.

Boy he really wanted those votes!

Santorum made his remarks just days before the territory held its republican primary. And whether right or wrong it was a huge blunder for the birth control-abortion candidate.

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Agency investigates relationship between broker, Inland Energy VP
March 18, 2012 10:17 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs

Editor’s Note:

This is part one in a two-part series looking at the SEC’s investigation into the city of Victorville. See Monday’s Daily Press for part two, looking at whether bond funds were used to make campaign contributions.

VICTORVILLE • As part of its two-year probe into Victorville, the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether there were hidden financial ties between the man who led the charge on the city’s largest energy venture and the man who’s brokered more than $400 million in taxpayer-supported debt on behalf of the city.

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The changed primary system and new legislative and congressional districts will probably yield intraparty fights and a lack of third-party hopefuls on the fall ballot. More contested seats are possible too.

By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2012

Filing has closed, the candidate lists are final and the curtain has risen on California’s reconstructed political stage, where the contests for 153 congressional and legislative seats will play out for the first time under new rules and in altered districts.

Look for intraparty fights that will last into the November runoffs, a likely lack of third-party candidates on the fall ballot and, possibly, a larger number of contested seats, compliments of a new primary system and a redrawing of political maps that did not seek to protect incumbents.

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