Saturday, October 3, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.
Polls galore have been hitting the wire in the past ten days.
Politics, Government & Business in California's Inland Empire
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.
By Christopher Cadelago
October 2, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.