Archive for November 15th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Healthcare disaster

ObamaCare

Friday, November 15, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

The Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, is in a complete meltdown Friday morning, following acknowledgement by the President that the implementation is in shambles.

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Campaigns

November 15, 2013

San Jacinto Councilman Scott Miller wants to go to Sacramento.

Miller is running in the 42nd Assembly District to replace the term-limited Brian Nestande. The 42nd covers Hemet, San Jacinto, the Pass, Yucaipa and much of the Coachella Valley and Yucca Valley. Republicans currently hold a voter registration edge in the district.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

Campaigns

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/14/13, 5:50 PM PST |

San Jacinto Councilwoman Crystal Ruiz, 45, said she is likely to enter the race for state Senator Bill Emmerson’s 23rd district seat when he steps down on Dec. 1.

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Lackie Dammeier

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 11/14/13, 7:40 PM PST | Updated: 1 hr ago

An Upland law firm accused of double and triple-billing police union clients across Southern California and bullying two Costa Mesa councilmen now stands accused of planting a GPS tracking device on one of those councilmen’s cars.

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LATimes: Judge orders U.S. to answer Calderon complaint

U.S. ordered to answer Calderon's complaint

Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) says an FBI affadavit was leaked in retaliation for his refusal to cooperate in a probe of other senators. (Manny Crisostomo, MCT / November 15, 2013)

By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
November 14, 2013, 8:51 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — A federal court ordered law enforcement officials Thursday to respond to an accusation by state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon that they leaked a confidential FBI affidavit alleging that he took bribes.

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Darrell Steinberg

By Laurel Rosenhall
lrosenhall@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 – 6:52 am

Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Thursday rejected a fellow senator’s claim that he is the target of an FBI corruption investigation and said allegations in Sen. Ron Calderon’s most recent court filing are “beyond the pale.”

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Politico: The Obamacare fumble

ObamaCare Fumble

Illustration by Matt Wuerker.

By TODD S. PURDUM | 11/15/13 5:02 AM EST Updated: 11/15/13 9:37 AM EST

It’s the cardinal rule of marketing management: Under-promise and over-deliver. If the sign at “Pirates of the Caribbean” says the wait is 45 minutes, and your kids are floating along on the ride in half that time, Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth.

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Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi says the president’s words in his promise were ‘absolutely’ precise. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

By SEUNG MIN KIM | 11/14/13 6:45 PM EST

President Barack Obama issued a rare presidential apology when he expressed remorse for promising to Americans that they could keep their insurance plans if they liked their current coverage.

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