Archive for September 4th, 2012

InlandPolitics: This and That!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom Tuesday morning.

Food Stamp rolls climb

The number of people on food stamps in the U.S. rose to a record 46.7 million in May, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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The Sun (AP): Obama’s road to re-election steep

Ben Feller, The Associated Press
Posted: 09/03/2012 08:03:49 PM PDT

WASHINGTON – People remember the hope and the history. For him or against him, they picture candidate Barack Obama as the one who stood on stage in a football stadium in Denver and accepted the Democratic presidential nomination by declaring “It’s time for us to change America.”

Forgotten, it seems, is what Obama said when he actually won.

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Pelosi

Published: 03 September 2012 – 02:08 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Hailing Nancy Pelosi as the once and future speaker of the House, Democrats here said they see a path to a new majority this November – and a pair of Inland races figure prominently in their plans.

To read story by Ben Goad in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Published: 03 September 2012 – 09:56 PM

More Inland Southern Californians are going to work now than at any time in the past five years, but the economic “middle class” zone that used to be a badge of honor for them and millions of other Americans remains elusive.

To read story by Jack Katzanek in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

By Ed Mendel
Monday, September 4, 2012

Pension reform approved by the Legislature last week gives many cities new cost-cutting power that some have been unable to win from public employee unions at the bargaining table.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

As the Legislature adjourned for three months last Friday, the Capitol turned its attention to the Nov. 6 election, and particularly three – or perhaps four – state Senate contests whose outcomes could affect the balance of legislative power.

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SFChronicle: Democrats won’t admit their side lies

Debra J. Saunders
Updated 10:58 p.m., Monday, September 3, 2012

“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie,” California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton told reporter Joe Garofoli before a state delegation breakfast Monday. Burton even brought up “As long as you lie, Joseph Goebbels, the big lie, you keep repeating it, you know.”

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