Archive for May 19th, 2014

IEBusinessDaily: Sheriff Department Scandal Raises Serious Questions

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IE Business Daily
May 17, 2014

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon has only one notable comment: “It’s an isolated incident” according to news reports.

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Gallup

Twenty percent mention unemployment or jobs, up from 14% in April

May 19, 2014
by Rebecca Riffkin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty percent of Americans name unemployment or jobs as the most important problem facing the country in May, up from 14% who mentioned these issues in April. Dysfunctional government (19%) and the economy in general (17%) also rank among the top problems.

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InlandPolitics: CD-31: Democrats in a circular firing squad

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Monday, May 19, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The race to represent the 31st Congressional District continued on a heated trajectory last week.

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Second District Supervisor Janice Rutheford is facing Randolph Beasley; Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod and Assemblyman Curt Hagman face off in the Fourth District.

Published: May 18, 2014 Updated: 9:51 p.m.

The June 3 election for two seats on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors features a battle between two Inland political heavyweights while a first-term incumbent who quickly rose to a leadership position faces a challenge from a political newcomer.

To read story by Imran Ghori in the Press Enterprise, click here.

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 05/18/14, 8:17 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO >> Charter amendments recommended by a council-appointed charter committee will be reviewed by the City Council on Monday to possibly add to November’s ballot.

The meeting begins at 4 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 300 N D St.

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SBSO Sheriff

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/18/14, 10:01 PM PDT |

Immigration rights advocates are praising the recent decisions by the San Bernardino and Riverside county sheriff’s departments to no longer detain undocumented immigrants for the federal government without sufficient probable cause.

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VVDailyPress: Adelanto hopes to stave off bankruptcy

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Officials take ‘proactive’ step in hiring firm that assisted San Bernardino, Stockton

May 18, 2014 12:05 PM
BROOKE SELF, STAFF WRITER

ADELANTO • The Adelanto City Council voted 4-1 this week to approve a contract with municipal consultants Urban Futures, Inc., in what one official called a “proactive” step to avoiding a bankruptcy filing.

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Tim Donnelly

California Republican gubernatorial candidate State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly faces off against Neel Kashkari in a radio debate on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

John Wildermuth
Updated 9:39 pm, Sunday, May 18, 2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was in a rush. After a campaign event in Bakersfield and a special Assembly session in Sacramento, the GOP candidate for governor was running way late for a speech at a San Jose restaurant.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Dem duels echo an old conflict

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, May. 19, 2014 – 12:00 am

Each year, the California Chamber of Commerce publishes a list of several dozen bills it calls “job killers,” targeting them for defeat or severe amendment.

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Politico: The unemployment insurance graveyard

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There are 3.5 million people who have been jobless for more than 26 weeks.

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By BURGESS EVERETT | 5/18/14 5:05 PM EDT

Senate negotiators toiled for months to revive long-term unemployment benefits in a manner that could draw the support of both centrist Republicans and liberal Democrats.

But in a few days, that effort will be all for naught.

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Hillary Clinton

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By BRIAN KNOWLTON
MAY 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, insisted on Sunday that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health and age were fair targets for inquiry ahead of a possible 2016 presidential run, as both he and Karl Rove, the Republican strategist who injected those questions into the debate, suggested that such scrutiny might dissuade her from running.

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