Archive for July 25th, 2013

Voice of OC: FBI Spearheads Task Force to Probe OC Political Corruption

Orange County Seal

The FBI says it’s formed a task force to investigate political corruption in Orange County.

Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 6:00 am | Updated: 2:31 pm, Thu Jul 25, 2013.

The FBI, Internal Revenue Service, district attorney and U.S. attorney’s office have formed a task force to investigate reports of political corruption in Orange County, the FBI confirmed Wednesday.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 – 04:00 p.m.

Redlands-based investment advisory firm Thornes and Associates, and its principle John Thornes, have been barred from the financial services industry.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!


Thursday, July 25, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom this Thursday morning.

Number of lawsuits against disbarred rise

The number of civil lawsuits against disbarred Rancho Cucamonga lawyer James Reiss is now at 17.

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Field Poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the 51st Delta Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington earlier this month.

July 25, 2013; 06:01 AM

SACRAMENTO –- California voters continue to look favorably upon Hillary Clinton as presidential material, a new survey shows.

To read story by Rachel Uda in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

July 24, 2013; 05:55 PM

A developer with a track record for turning around troubled, subsidized housing has a plan to transform the once-notorious Waterman Gardens project in San Bernardino into safe, modern housing.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.


In all, the project could cost more than $300M since county offices will have to be moved to make way for the East County Detention Center

July 24, 2013; 04:51 PM

Expanding Riverside County’s jail in Indio to ease a jail bed shortage could cost taxpayers $30 million more than expected, county documents show.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Countdown to Obamacare: 68 days

Health Insurance Rates

By Ryan Teague Beckwith, Digital First Media
Posted: 07/25/2013 06:27:16 AM PDT

There are 68 days until the next major part of the Affordable Care Act kicks in.

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By Jenna Johnson
Published: July 24, 2013

The U.S. Senate approved a plan Wednesday to restructure the government’s education loan program, tying interest rates to the market and imposing limits on how high those rates can go.

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By David Hawkings
Posted at 6:13 p.m. on July 24

President Barack Obama’s effort to pivot Washington’s attention back onto the economy — and claim the public opinion upper hand before his budget battle with Congress is rejoined this fall — had all the hallmarks of a recent State of the Union address.

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By Ken Dilanian and Michael A. Memoli
July 24, 2013, 4:32 p.m.

WASHINGTON – After furious lobbying by the Obama administration and Republican leaders, the House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly defeated an amendment that would have curtailed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. phone calling records revealed recently by Edward Snowden.

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