Archive for October 3rd, 2015

InlandPolitics: GOP Primary: Latest polling recap


Saturday, October 3, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

Polls galore have been hitting the wire in the past ten days.

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Bob McTeer

Bob McTeer, Former Dallas Fed President and Contributor
October 3, 2015 – 10:37 AM

[Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.]

Probably. It wasn’t just the weaker-than-expected gain of 142,000 payroll jobs in September that disappointed, but also the downward revisions for August from 173,000 to 136,000 and for July from 245,000 to 223,000. These revisions dropped the average payroll gains for the 3 months of the third quarter to 167,000, which is lower than the earlier months of 2015 and much lower than the 2014 average of 260,000. The employment data seem to confirm expectations of a weak third quarter GDP growth following a pretty decent rebound in the second quarter.

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Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
October 2, 2015

  • Hoffenblum founded California Target Book
  • Became a go-to source for all things political in state

Allan Hoffenblum, a bespectacled political wunderkind who built his unrivaled command of the state’s political landscape into an essential compendium called the California Target Book, passed away in his sleep Friday at the age of 75. The cause of death was unknown.

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Politico: Chaffetz prepares long-shot bid for House speaker

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The last-minute move underscores frustration among some members of the Republican Conference with the current choices.


By Rachael Bade and John Bresnahan
10/02/15 – 01:46 PM EDT

House Oversight and Government Affairs Chairman Jason Chaffetz is planning to run for House speaker, taking on Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in what appears to be a long-shot bid to lead House Republicans, according to multiple sources.

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By Nick Gass
10/02/15 – 08:07 AM EDT

Donald Trump is not sold on Kevin McCarthy as the next speaker of the House, calling into question the California Republican’s negotiating skills and his statement earlier this week regarding the House Select Committee on Benghazi and its effect on the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

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Political commission says no further disclosure required on tribute dinner

By Jeff McDonald | Oct. 2, 2015 – 6:07 p.m.

State elections regulators have cleared the California Public Utilities Commission president of any wrongdoing related to a February gala dinner honoring his predecessor.

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President Barack Obama gestures as he answers question during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Oct. 2, 2015 | 6:11 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he won’t sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democrats work out a long-term budget deal with the White House.

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