Archive for December 7th, 2015

InlandPolitics: In Remembrance — December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor - U.S.S. West Virginia

Monday, December 7, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

In remembrance of the tragic attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii seventy-four years ago.

Politico: Trump turns to general election mode

Donald Trump

Donald Trump can’t resist denigrating his current GOP opponents. | AP Photo


By Ben Schreckinger
12/07/15 – 05:18 AM EST

  • On the campaign trail, the billionaire is showing less interest in his Republican rivals and more in Hillary Clinton and November 2016.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Donald Trump is over the Republican primary and he’s ready for the main event.

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U.S. Supreme Court

By Howard Mintz
Posted: 12/05/2015 – 12:13:57 PM PST
Updated: 12/05/2015 – 07:04:48 PM PST

With the potential for a seismic shift in the political landscape of California and other states hanging in the balance, the U.S. Supreme Court this week takes on a case that will test the framework of the “one person, one vote” principle that has defined political boundaries for generations.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
December 6, 2015

  • For a half century, legislative and congressional districts have been equal in population
  • Plaintiffs before Supreme Court say districts should be created by number of potential voters
  • If successful, lawsuit could aid conservatives by forcing districts to be redrawn

When an independent commission redrew California’s legislative and congressional districts four years ago, equalizing their populations was a bedrock goal.

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The politically powerful California Nurses Association announced Wednesday that it is endorsing Gavin Newsom for governor nearly three full years before the general election contest.

Cathleen Decker
December 6, 2015

Two things were evident amid the fusillades of confetti and extended glad-handing at last week’s endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom by the politically powerful California Nurses Assn.

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Donald Trump

“People want strength,” Republican front-runner Donald Trump said at a rally Saturday in Davenport, Iowa. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

David Lauter and Evan Halper
December 6, 2015

The massacre in San Bernardino, now being investigated as a terrorist attack, has reshaped the political debate in an election that strategists in both parties had thought would be fought primarily over domestic policy.

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Associated Press

By Kathleen Hennessey
Associated Press
Dec 7, 2915 – 8:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no new policy prescriptions, no fresh military strategies and no timelines. When President Barack Obama seized the spotlight for a rare prime time address Sunday night, he came with one major message: It’s going to be OK.

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Logo (PRNewsFoto/FHFA)

Federal Housing Finance Agency holds pat on mortgage loan limits in 2016, a move California Realtors say will make homebuying more difficult for first-time buyers.

Published: Dec. 4, 2015 – 4:42 p.m.

Put another crimp in the belt for housing unaffordability in California.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently said it will keep the 2016 maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at $417,000 on one-unit properties, and raised the cap to $625,500 in only four high-cost regions.

To read article by Debra Gruszecki in The Press-Enterprise, click here.