Archive for September 26th, 2015

InlandPolitics: More San Bernardino insider shenanigans

San Bernardino Seal

Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

One would think exiting San Bernardino, California’s record-long municipal bankruptcy proceedings would be the priority for the beleaguered city’s elected officials.

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California Capitol

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
jmiller@sacbee.com
September 25, 2015

  • Voting records show some lawmakers missed hundreds of votes
  • Democrats David Chiu and Jerry Hill had most aye votes

Lawmakers miss votes for multiple reasons.

Sometimes they are not present because of illness or have been excused from session for legislative or personal business, such as campaign meetings. Sometimes lawmakers are present yet still don’t vote.

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John Boehner

By Joel Gehrke
September 25, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation.

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Jeb Bush

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CNN

By Maeve Reston and Stephen Collinson, CNN
Sat September 26, 2015 | Updated 8:18 AM ET

  • John Boehner’s resignation reflects outsider anger at the GOP establishment
  • That anger could make it harder for candidates like Jeb Bush to win the Republican presidential primary

(CNN) — As if Jeb Bush needed another problem.

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Lee Terry, Bill Shuster, Kevin McCarthy

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield)

By Amber Phillips
September 25 at 12:48 PM

Today is John Boehner’s day. Tomorrow could very much belong to Kevin McCarthy.

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Politico: Behind Boehner’s decision to call it quits

John Boehner

A long session with his top aide, 45 minutes in solitude, and an escape to Trattoria Alberto’s on Capitol Hill.

Politico

By Jake Sherman , Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
09/25/15 – 07:28 PM EDT

Mike Sommers was the only one John Boehner trusted with the news.

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