Archive for November 13th, 2013

InlandPolitics: County Supervisor getting ahead of himself

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

One sure has to hand it to San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James C. Ramos (D-San Manuel Indian Reservation).

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

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

San Bernardino County pension fund recruiting for another CEO

San Bernardino County’s pension fund, the San Bernardino County Employee’s Retirement Association, appears to be recruiting another chief executive officer.

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Bill Emmerson

Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, has resigned from the state Senate, effective Dec. 1, 2013.(Malcolm Maclachlan/The Press-Enterprise)

November 12, 2013; 04:59 PM

Candidates real and rumored are emerging for Bill Emmerson’s state Senate seat as political observers react to the Redlands Republican’s surprise resignation.

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

Dunce

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/12/13, 9:16 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The police union has withdrawn its endorsement of Anthony Jones in his run-off campaign for City Council after it received music videos in which Jones raps lyrics that that they say glorify crime and violence and denigrate women.

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Mike Morrell

Mike Morrell

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/12/13, 10:15 PM PST | Updated: 8 hrs ago

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Assemblyman Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, officially announced Tuesday he will run to replace state Sen. Bill Emmerson who is stepping down because of a diminished level of commitment to the job.

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AP: Lawmakers remove embattled senator from committees

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AP California News
Nov 13, 1:18 AM EST
By DON THOMPSON
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Ron Calderon was stripped of his committee assignments Tuesday amid a federal investigation involving allegations that he accepted money in return for promoting certain bills.

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Healthcare.gov

By Amy Goldstein, Juliet Eilperin and Lena H. Sun
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Software problems with the federal online health insurance marketplace, especially in handling high volumes, are proving so stubborn that the system is unlikely to work fully by the end of the month as the White House has promised, according to an official with knowledge of the project.

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Politico: White House fires up its Obamacare spin machine

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Press Secretary Jay Carney says enrollment is always slow with these kinds of programs. | AP Photo

By REID J. EPSTEIN | 11/13/13 12:02 AM EST

One thing we know: The first Obamacare sign-up numbers will be disappointing.

Another thing we know: The White House isn’t waiting to put its spin on things. Administration officials have been lowering expectations since before sign-up began Oct. 1, urging reporters not to make a big fuss over the initial enrollment numbers.

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Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California)

Posted on November 12, 2013 |
By clochhead@sfchronicle.com (Carolyn Lochhead)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday joined the ranks of worried Democrats demanding that President Obama allow people to keep their current insurance policies. Feinstein’s move is bad news for an administration desperate for good news following the roll-out debacle of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange on Oct. 1, which has been plagued by technical problems.

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