Archive for April 2nd, 2014

The PE: CONGRESS: GOP candidates in 31st district trade accusations

Campaigns

April 1, 2014

Two Republicans in the race for the 31st Congressional District are spending more time these days fighting each other than the Democrats.

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

Norma Torres

Sen. Norma Torres

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/01/14, 1:09 PM PDT |

The state Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday passed a package of legislative bills drafted in response to San Bernardino County’s Colonies corruption case, which would alter the statute of limitations for bribery offenses so it does not begin until the discovery of an alleged offense.

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By From Staff Reports
Posted: 04/01/14, 5:22 PM PDT |

For the first time since August, a closely watched index of the Inland Empire’s business climate has dropped below 50, a possible sign that the region’s manufacturing is slowing a bit.

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Theodore Olsen, Sonia Sotomayor,  Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan.

By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Posted: 04/02/14, 8:08 AM PDT | Updated: 41 secs ago

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014 – 5:46 pm

With three of his Democratic colleagues accused of crimes, the state Senate’s top leader, Darrell Steinberg, is in total crisis response mode these days.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 1, 2014

Reeling from a spate of political scandals, leaders in the California Senate have canceled the Pro Tem Cup, a major fundraiser scheduled for this Friday where lobbyists typically mingle with legislators at the Torrey Pines golf course near San Diego to raise money for the California Democratic Party.

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By Lisa Mascaro
April 1, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan’s lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday — an election-year calling card that Democrats are poised to use against the GOP.

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