Archive for April 3rd, 2014

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Councilman Adams cleared in ethics complaint

Steve Adams

Riverside Councilman Steve Adams was cleared of an ethics complaint by a special city panel on Friday, March 28. (File Photo)

April 02, 2014; 03:30 PM

Riverside Councilman Steve Adams did not violate the city’s ethics code, a special panel found after investigating residents’ complaint.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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Grover Merritt

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/02/14, 2:29 PM PDT |

The San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee has endorsed veteran county prosecutor Grover Merritt for district attorney, marking the first time the committee has endorsed a non-incumbent Republican for the office.

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Money

By Rebecca Kimitch, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 04/02/14, 8:13 PM PDT |

Southland residents could see even more campaign mail, even more TV ads and, generally, even more money poured into this November’s congressional races thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday that further loosens the spending reins on wealthy donors to federal campaigns. Individuals once limited to contributing no more than $123,200 in a single election cycle can now donate millions of dollars.

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Politico: John Boehner hails Supreme Court ruling

John Boehner Holds Media Briefing At The Capitol

John Boehner is pictured. | Getty

Politico

By JAKE SHERMAN | 4/2/14 10:41 AM EDT

Speaker John Boehner praised the Supreme Court for knocking down aggregate limits on campaign donations, saying “freedom of speech is being upheld.”

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Politico: Big donors fear shakedown after decision

Politico

By ANNA PALMER and TARINI PARTI | 4/2/14 7:36 PM EDT

The biggest Washington donors used to have a great excuse to keep their wallets closed when fundraisers came knocking: Sorry, I’m maxed out.

But a Supreme Court ruling swiped that line from them Wednesday when the justices tossed a rule that limited how much an individual can give to candidates, party committees and PACs.

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