Archive for December 6th, 2015

InlandPolitics: What do the U.S. and France have in common?

Donald Trump

French far-right National Front (FN) member of parliament Marion Marechal Le Pen poses on January 14, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen are shaking up politics in their respective countries.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

I know it may sound weird. But the U.S. and France have something in common right now.

Politically that is.

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County supervisors disagree over whether department heads with top compensation should receive additional taxpayer-funded education.

Published: Nov. 18, 2015
Updated:   Dec. 6, 2015 – 7:23 a.m.

Since 2008, at least six Riverside County department heads, all earning six-figure salaries, have received thousands of dollars though a partially taxpayer-funded program that reimburses employees for education costs.

To read article by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Homegrown Terrorism

By Peter Baker and Eric Schmitt
December 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama reassured Americans there was “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.” Seven days later came an explosion of gunfire and the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001.

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Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina, who was beaten by incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer in the 2010 Senate race, moved to Virginia, the home base for her current presidential run. (Photo: John Raoux, Associated Press)

By John Wildermuth
December 5, 2015
Updated: December 5, 2015 – 8:10pm

In what could be a sign of California’s growing partisan tilt, high-profile Republican candidates are fleeing the state’s Democrat-heavy political landscape after losing campaigns.

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The Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters: State has pension dilemma

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
December 5, 2015

  • Most California workers lack retirement plan
  • New state programs will try to close the gap
  • Secure Choice faces many hurdles

California has long prided itself on having an upwardly mobile, egalitarian gestalt, so there’s much irony in its evolution into a two-tiered society.

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