Archive for January 27th, 2013

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Sunday, January 27, 2013 – Noon

Since there’s much back and forth on the original story. Let me expand a little further.

The point being expressed is that newly-appointed Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon, who’s been at the helm less than one month, has to choose his course.

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Norma Torres

Torres

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/26/2013 06:56:50 PM PST

BLOOMINGTON – Assemblywoman Norma Torres won the California Democratic Party’s endorsement in her bid to win a vacant state Senate seat.

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Medical Marijuana

Sixteen years after Californians approved medical marijuana, the state’s highest court is poised to decide whether cities and counties can ban cannabis dispensaries.

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
January 26, 2013, 8:15 p.m.

Sixteen years after Californians approved medical marijuana, the state’s highest court is poised to decide whether cities and counties can ban cannabis dispensaries.

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SFChronicle: Jerry Brown’s state won’t be what it was

Joe Garofoli
Updated 10:39 pm, Saturday, January 26, 2013

With the state budget balanced for the first time in years, Gov. Jerry Brown is roaring that “California is back,” painting a rosier future for California with gauzy predictions of its “rendezvous with destiny.”

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Barack Obama

Sending a bill with his name on it could automatically alienate Republicans who might otherwise support an overhaul.

By Kathleen Hennessey, Christi Parsons and Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
January 26, 2013, 9:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON — As President Obama settles on a strategy to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, he faces a quandary that speaks volumes about the bitter nature of politics in a divided capital: The very fact that a plan has Obama’s name on it might be enough to kill it.

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NationalJournal: Sarah Palin and the End of an Era

Sarah Palin

The former Alaska governor’s split from Fox News highlights the fade of the Tea Party as well as her own diminishing role.

By Jill Lawrence
Updated: January 27, 2013 | 12:48 p.m.
January 26, 2013 | 9:23 a.m.

The news that Sarah Palin will no longer be a paid contributor to Fox News puts an exclamation point on the end of an era, or at least a chapter, in U.S. political history. She could land somewhere else, and she still has her Facebook friends, but it’s hard to imagine she’ll find a more visible or influential platform than Fox.

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