Archive for February 5th, 2014

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

The past few days we’ve been discussing the fact that five San Bernardino County officials collectively violated the county’s new campaign finance limits some fifteen times in 2013.

Now comes the dubious attempt to deflect the issue.

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Carey Davis

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – 8:45 a.m.

Carey Davis is mayor-elect of struggling San Bernardino, California.

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Drought

By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 02/04/14, 10:03 PM PST |

Inland Empire water officials are urging people to be water wise to help combat the recent statewide drought emergency that has been declared by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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VVDailyPress: VV tax revenues continue to climb

Victorville

City report shows spending below budget so far
February 04, 2014 2:56 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • The city’s secondquarter financial report shows tax revenue continuing to rise amid higher home prices and an increase in local retail and auto sales.

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NationalJournal: California’s Democratic Drought

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National Journal

Against the Grain
By Josh Kraushaar
February 5, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown, who’s running for a second term at age 76, is occasionally mentioned—usually in jest—as a possible 2016 presidential candidate. (He’s said he’s not interested.) It’s a reminder of how thin the bench beyond Hillary Clinton is in the Democratic Party. But Brown himself is an important symbol of why Democrats have struggled to develop a deep farm system of future national candidates. It all starts with California.

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Carl Icahn

The IBillionaire index tracks investments of many billionaires, including Carl Icahn. (Mark Lennihan / Associated Press / February 4, 2014)

By Stuart Pfeifer
February 4, 2014, 9:22 a.m.

IBillionaire Inc., a company that models investments of the world’s wealthiest people, plans to offer an exchange traded fund this spring that will allow the public to “invest like a billionaire,” its top executive said Tuesday.

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ObamaCare

By David Morgan and David Lawder
WASHINGTON Tue Feb 4, 2014 3:08pm EST

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s healthcare law will reduce American workforce participation by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, prompting Republicans to paint the law as bad medicine for the U.S. economy.

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Covered California

Many consumers faced hurdles signing up for Covered California health plans. Now they’re having trouble finding in-network doctors.

By Chad Terhune
February 4, 2014, 6:41 p.m.

After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor’s office.

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NSA

The admission is hardly surprising, but expect lawmakers to feign outrage anyway.

National Journal

By Dustin Volz
February 4, 2014

The National Security Agency “probably” collects phone records of members of Congress and their staffs, a senior Justice Department official conceded Tuesday.

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