Archive for January 30th, 2014

Election Junk

Kari Verjil

January 30, 2014; 04:46 PM

Riverside County Registrar of Voters Kari Verjil, tasked with improving an agency maligned for election-night delays in vote-counting, is retiring.

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

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/29/14, 6:53 PM PST | Updated: 2 hrs ago

A San Bernardino Superior Court judge today is expected to schedule a date to hear dismissal motions filed by a defense attorney in the Colonies corruption case.

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SBSO Sheriff

By Lori Fowler, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/29/14, 2:49 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> It took three weeks to conduct the trial for former sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gastineau.

And it took three hours for the jury to return with guilty verdicts.

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Big Bear Skiing

Skiers and snowboarders on the slopes at Bear Mountain, left and Snow Summit, right, Monday January 27, 2014 at Bear Mountain Resorts in Big Bear Lake. (Staff photo by LaFonzo Carter/The Sun)

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 01/29/14, 7:41 PM PST |

BIG BEAR LAKE >> Sean and Cynda Johnson hadn’t had a break from work since their honeymoon two years ago.

So the Laguna Beach couple decided to take a three-day winter getaway here.

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Ken Calvert

Calvert

January 29, 2014; 10:26 PM

Most of the Inland Empire’s congressional representatives voted against a compromise farm bill Wednesday, Jan. 29, with some objecting to food stamp cuts and others critical of what they saw as wasteful spending.

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

Paul Cook

Cook

January 29, 2014 7:04 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

WASHINGTON • U.S. Rep. Paul Cook said on Wednesday that while he agreed with some of the broad themes included in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Obama’s speech was short on specific solutions to problems, including the “most important issue” facing Cook’s constituents in the High Desert.

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Barack Obama

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 29, 2014

As the federal health care overhaul continues to divide Californians, President Barack Obama’s approval here plunged to a record low, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

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GOP

By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 – 12:00 am

Four years ago, Kamala Harris narrowly defeated Steve Cooley to become California attorney general, clinching a Democratic sweep in all eight statewide offices.

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calstrs

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 29, 2014

With California facing a massive teacher pension shortfall, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, unveiled an effort Wednesday he hopes would fully fund the system.

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Hillary Clinton

Sean Gardner/Getty Images – Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a strong lead over other Democrats in the 2016 race, while the Republican field is wide open, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

By Philip Rucker and Scott Clement
January 30, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a commanding 6 to 1 lead over other Democrats heading into the 2016 presidential campaign, while the Republican field is deeply divided with no clear front-runner, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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Politico: Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

Nancy Pelosi

Some have invested a lot to get Nancy Pelosi back in the speaker’s chair. | AP Photo

By ALEX ISENSTADT | 1/29/14 9:00 PM EST Updated: 1/30/14 7:17 AM EST

With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate.

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