Archive for October 8th, 2015

The Lou Desmond & Company Show: McCarthy Bows Out, Trey Gowdy Digs In

Lou Desmond

Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

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InlandPolitics: McCarthy drops bid for House Speaker

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy

Congressman Kevin McCarthy

Thursday, October 8, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) the front-rummer to replace outgoing Speak of the House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio) has withdrawn his name from consideration.

McCarthy had been struggling to amass the necessary 218 republican votes necessary to assume the top spot in the House.

The news comes as an unexpected surprise.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas answers questions for the media Friday after the state Attorney General’s Office said Friday it would appeal a judge’s decision removing his office from the case of Scott Dekraai in Santa Ana. ////ADDITIONAL INFO: - 10.informant.0321.ks - Day: Friday - Date: 3/20/15 - Time: 10:01:19 AM - Original file name: _KSB2615.NEF - KEN STEINHARDT, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER -- Scott Dekraai, DA District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Paul Wilson, Bethany Webb, Chelsea Huff, California Attorney General, Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. (Ken Steinhardt, Staff Photographer)

By Tony Saavedra / Staff Writer
Oct. 7, 2015 – Updated 12:43 p.m.

Prosecutors who intentionally withhold evidence from defense attorneys or the court could face tougher punishment and greater scrutiny under a new state law prompted by the misuse of jailhouse informants by Orange County prosecutors.

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Kevin McCarthy

In a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Thursday, Kevin McCarthy expects to secure his party’s nomination as speaker of the House of Representatives. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

By Michael Doyle and William Douglas
McClatchy Washington Bureau
October 7, 2015

  • Congressional Republicans vote Thursday on House speaker nomination
  • A political gaffe undermines McCarthy’s early leadership stature
  • Conservatives maneuver for advantage amid leadership changes

Washington —

California’s Kevin McCarthy is poised to become a leader on a short leash, the wounded general of a querulous army.

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Field Poll

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
October 7, 2015

  • Political outsiders top field of Republican candidates for president
  • Field Poll illustrates tumult of primary campaign

Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have surged in California, joining Donald Trump atop a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates in this late-voting but major donor state, according to a new poll.

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