Archive for February 17th, 2016

InlandPolitics: Donald Trump dominance continues unabated, despite critic assertions

Campaign 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

Following GOP Donald Trump’s highly-energetic South Carolina debate performance last Saturday night came renewed assertions from the establishment talking heads that the billionaire was, once again finished.

Yes. Finished with a capital “F”.

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Moreno Valley seal

World Logistics Center opponents fall short in a petition drive to let voters decide on the project.

Published: Feb. 16, 2016
Updated: Feb. 17, 2016 – 8:09 a.m.

Moreno Valley residents will not get a chance to vote on the World Logistics Center.

To read article by Imran Ghori in The Press-Enterprise, click here.


Larry Walker, longtime San Bernardino County auditor-controller/ treasurer/ tax collector, is retiring March 4.

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/16/16 – 6:55 PM PST |

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is expected to announce Wednesday a successor to longtime Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker, whose last day is March 4.

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Kelly Fredericks

OIAA’s new CEO Kelly Fredericks talks about his new position during Ontario councilman Alan Wapner’s annual quarterly event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport in Ontario on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher / Staff Photographer)

By Liset Márquez
@JournaLiset on Twitter
Posted: 02/16/16 – 5:49 PM PST |

ONTARIO >> As the incoming chief executive officer of the Ontario International Airport Authority, Kelly J. Fredericks wants to manage expectations.

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Neel Kashkari

Neel Kashkari, now the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, speaks in Sacramento on July 21, 2014, during his campaign for California governor. (Steve Yeater / Associated Press)

Jim Puzzanghera
February 16, 2016

A top Federal Reserve official who administered the 2008 bank bailout fund suggested Tuesday that Congress consider breaking up the largest financial firms or treating them like public utilities to prevent their failures.

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Donald Trump Rally - S.C.

Donald Trump supporters cheer during a campaign rally in Greenville, S.C., on Monday. (Olivier Douliery / TNS)

Noah Bierman and Lisa Mascaro
February 16, 2016

Robert Bowers, a 50-year-old debt collector, conceded that Donald Trump may have gone “overboard just a little bit” when he attacked President George W. Bush, saying he lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and failed to stop the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Politico: GOP keeps door ajar on SCOTUS consideration

Scalia Chamber Seat Draped

The draped seat of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away Saturday.

By Burgess Everett
Published: 02/16/16 – 07:24 PM EST
Updated 02/16/16 – 08:38 PM EST

  • Some Republicans are getting queasy over the optics of barring a Supreme Court nominee from even a courtesy hearing.

Mitch McConnell’s message to the White House after Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday seemed unequivocal: Don’t even bother sending a Supreme Court nominee to Congress, we won’t act on it.

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