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The Press-Enterprise: Riverside Councilman Mike Gardner to run for supervisor in 2018


Riverside Councilman Mike Gardner.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Sept. 28, 2016
Updated:   Sept. 29, 2016 – 9:07 a.m.

Another local elected leader is entering the race to succeed Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione in 2018.

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InlandPolitics: After the First Presidential Debate — Nothing’s changed!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The first presidential debate is in the books and Republican Donald Trump let some great chances go by. But he didn’t screw-up.

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InlandPolitics: Finally! The First Presidential Debate arrives



Stand-ins for Donald J. Trump, Hillary Clinton and Lester Holt on Sunday at the site of Monday’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (Credit: Sam Hodgson for The New York Times)

Monday, September 26, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The first of three presidential debates between Democrat Nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Monday night.

Thank God!

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The Weekly Standard: Five paths to victory for Trump.

Electoral Map - 2012

Electoral Mapmaking
Oct 03, 2016 | By Jeffrey H. Anderson

One of the most pervasive myths in American politics is that a “Big Blue Wall” will protect Democratic presidential nominees, perhaps even those who lose the popular vote. In truth, this electoral Blue Wall is more like a collection of disconnected forts—some imposing, some not—and the loss of any one of them would likely doom the Democratic nominee.

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The Sun: San Bernardino election debates back on

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/23/16 – 10:40 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> At least two sets of debates are planned at City Hall, after the City Council overruled City Manager Mark Scott’s decision not to allow any debates.

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The Sacramento Bee: California voters will decide hundreds of tax and bond measures

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
September 20, 2016 – 4:41 PM

We Californians cough up about $250 billion in state and local taxes each year, one of the nation’s highest tax burdens at 12-plus percent of our personal incomes.
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InlandPolitics: Trump takes highest lead yet in Times/USC poll


Monday, September 19, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump has taken his widest lead yet in the Los Angeles Times/USC Dornsife Daily Tracking Poll of a pool of approximately 3,000 likely voters nationwide.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/18/16 – 1:11 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> City Manager Mark Scott informed the City Council Friday that he would not allow any of the usual election forums or local election broadcasts unless a majority of the council members voted to reverse his decision.

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Chuck Washington


By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Sept. 15, 2016 – 9:41 a.m.

Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington is getting a boost from his colleagues and a public safety union in his bid for a full four-year term on the Board of Supervisors.

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By Willie Brown
September 17, 2016
Updated: September 17, 2016 – 11:00pm

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining in the polls as the first presidential debate nears.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/15/16 – 11:22 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The proposed new city charter was cast as the way to end decades of destructive political infighting or a surrendering of self-government Thursday in a debate between the campaigns for and against changing the city’s governing document.

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InlandPolitics: News Flash! — The Public doesn’t trust the news media


Thursday, September 15, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

A new just-released survey by the Gallup polling organization provides information most of us already knew.

Most of the public doesn’t trust the media.

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InlandPolitics: Latest Clinton health issue feeds truthfulness problem


Monday, September 12, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

It was only matter of time before Democrat Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton had another heath issue.

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The Sun: Congressional race may be area’s ugliest contest


Republican Paul Chabot, left, and Democrat Pete Aguilar were all smiles when they greeted each other before a debate at the University of Redlands in October 2014. But their rematch this year has been marked by personal attacks and accusations. (Kurt Miller/File Photo)

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 09/09/16 – 10:34 PM PDT |

Election Day is almost two months away, but there’s already a front-runner for the ugliest Inland political contest of 2016.

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“To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables,'” Hillary Clinton said at a New York fundraiser on Sept. 9. “They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that, and he has lifted them up.”

By Abby Phillip
September 9, 2016 at 10:38 PM

Hillary Clinton said Friday that “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters could be grouped in “the basket of deplorables” at a fundraising event in New York City.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune: Sanchez calls on feds to take over CPUC probe

Jeff McDonald
By Jeff McDonald |
Sept. 8, 2016 – 5 p.m. |
Sept. 9, 2016 – Updated 7:37 a.m.

Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez called Thursday for a federal takeover of the criminal investigation into the California Public Utilities Commission from her political rival, Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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Nathan Miller

Miller resigned from his job with state Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey last month.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Sept. 7, 2016
Updated:   Sept. 8, 2016 – 6:27 a.m.

Nathan Miller has a new job.

The Riverside County Community College District trustee, who sent two tweets featuring a noose-holding hangman and the words “I’m Ready for Hillary,” has agreed to become campaign manager for Riverside County supervisor candidate Shellie Milne, who confirmed his hiring Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7.

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InlandPolitics: Door opens for Valles on San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors

Angela Valles

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles looks to oust incumbent Robert Lovingood in November.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

Make no mistake. First District San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood will likely be shown the door in November.

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By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Sept. 6, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

The candidates in the competitive race for California’s 40th Assembly District are using video to tout their strengths to voters ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

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Campaign 2016

By Sarah D. Wire
September 5, 2016

With just over a month left before California starts sending out vote by mail ballots, congressional races are starting to heat up.

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Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton attends Laureate International Universities’ Summit on Youth and Jobs in Europe in Madrid in May 2013. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Michelle Ye Hee Lee
September 5, 2016 at 6:51 PM

The guest list for a private State Department dinner on higher- education policy was taking shape when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered a suggestion.

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The Sun: What is the San Bernardino city charter and should it change?

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/04/16 – 4:12 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Labor Day begins the big campaigns for and against the ballot measure to replace the city’s charter — essentially a constitution that, if changed, could either finally free city officials to fix the city and increase voter participation or could throw away the city’s heritage and citizen protections, depending on who’s arguing.

But most people haven’t heard either argument.

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Politico: Trump cuts into Clinton’s lead as crucial stretch begins


Both teams prepare for the biggest moment of 2016 – the Sept. 26 debate.

By Gabriel Debenedetti
09/04/16 – 07:11 AM EDT

The final stretch of the longest presidential campaign in history opens this week. Think it’s been ugly? You’ve seen nothing yet.

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Politico: Fox National Poll: Clinton and Trump in virtual tie in 4-way race


By Louis Nelson
08/31/16 – 06:47 PM EDT

After weeks of slipping in the polls, Donald Trump is narrowing the advantage Hillary Clinton built in the wake of last month’s nominating conventions, a new Fox News poll of registered voters shows.

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The Hill: Pollsters fight to figure out Trump phenomenon

The Hill

By Reid Wilson – 09/01/16 06:00 AM EDT

Pollsters are debating whether Donald Trump’s “silent majority” of voters exists, and are scrambling to make sure that their surveys reflect the opinions of voters who might not ordinarily be included in opinion polls.

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InlandPolitics: Panic starts to set in as Hillary Clinton’s lead fades

Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

Players in the Democrat party, talking heads and the so-called GOP establishment (What remains of it!) are starting to up their chorus and pitch as Democrat Nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead rapidly evaporates.

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San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/30/16 – 9:36 AM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A committee opposed to the ballot measure that would change the city charter asked Monday that City Clerk Gigi Hanna recuse herself and her employees from any decisions related to that measure.

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John Myers
Aug. 30, 2016 – 7:28 p.m.

Reporting from Sacramento–

Lawmakers on Tuesday narrowly rejected an effort to create new disclosure rules for California political mailers and money gathered from several donors into a single contribution.

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California Money

John Myers
Aug. 30, 2016 – 7:39 p.m.

Reporting from Sacramento–

California election officials would have until 2019 to repair or replace the state’s antiquated campaign finance database under a bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.

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Daily Press: Legal battle looms over Valles’ candidacy

Angela Valles

Angela Valles

By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted Aug. 29, 2016 at 5:56 PM

San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles’ lawsuit against a local wastewater agency promises to hang over head well past the November election, likely to stay active through the first half of her term should she defeat incumbent Robert Lovingood.

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John Myers
Aug. 29, 2016 – 5:47 p.m.

State lawmakers rejected a plan on Monday to place limits on individual campaign donations for city and county offices, races where in some California communities there are no restrictions on the size of a legal donation.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
August 29, 2016 – 2:43 PM

A large coalition of “goo-goos” – Capitol jargon for reform groups such as Common Cause and the League of Women Voters – wants the Legislature to shine the light of disclosure on those who provide “dark money” for political campaigns.

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The Press-Enterprise: The latest salvos in the Pete Aguilar vs. Paul Chabot race


By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 26, 2016 – Updated: 6:06 p.m.

Inland Rep. Pete Aguilar’s campaign took aim at his GOP opponent’s recordkeeping as the first-term Democratic incumbent went on the attack in the race for a San Bernardino County congressional seat.

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Hillary Clinton

In this file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Philadelphia. More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money, either personally or through companies or groups, to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. (Carolyn Kaster — The Associated Press file)

By Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, The Associated Press
Posted: 08/23/16, 8:23 PM PDT |

WASHINGTON >> More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Spencer S. Hsu and Tom Hamburger
August 22, 2016 at 7:18 PM

A sports executive who was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and whose firm paid Bill Clinton millions of dollars in consulting fees wanted help getting a visa for a British soccer player with a criminal past.

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Los Angeles Times: Trump gains ground against Clinton, tracking poll finds


Brian Bennett and
David Lauter
August 21, 2016 – 3:17 P.M.

Reporting from Washington–

Donald Trump has gained ground against Hillary Clinton, according to the latest findings from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times national tracking poll of the presidential race.

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Politico: Democrats fret over timing of Clintons’ charity fete

Hillary Clinton+Chelsea Clinton+Bill Clinton

The 12th and final annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative will showcase both its philanthropic work and Hillary Clinton’s greatest potential vulnerability. | Getty



By Katy O’Donnell
08/20/16 – 07:42 AM EDT

  • They fear the glitzy confab will provide fresh ammunition to Republicans, a week before the first debate between Clinton and Trump.

Hundreds of corporate executives, foreign dignitaries and celebrities will pile into a Manhattan ballroom to hobnob with Bill and Chelsea Clinton next month at their charity’s keynote annual event — just days before Hillary Clinton defends herself against pay-to-play accusations from Donald Trump in their first debate.

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Associated Press
Posted:    08/18/2016 – 02:07:36 PM PDT
Updated: 08/18/2016 – 02:10:22 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New data show nearly 18.1 million Californians are registered to vote, the second-highest statewide voter registration total ever.

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The Press-Enterprise: Whose poll is it anyway in Pete Aguilar vs. Paul Chabot race?

Paul Chabot

Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot.

Published: Aug. 17, 2016 Updated: 4:05 p.m.

Unless it’s an ultra-competitive toss-up race, there’s typically not a lot of publicly available polling for congressional elections.

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InlandPolitics: Obamacare meltdown will impact election

Obamacare Premiums

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

We said it more than a year ago and it’s coming true.

Obamacare is melting down right in the middle of the U.S. presidential election.

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Hillary Clinton

The debate has drawn scrutiny from a former Justice Department official concerned that details might leak out. | Getty


By Rachael Bade and Josh Gerstein
Published: 08/16/16 – 02:59 PM EDT
Updated:   08/16/16 – 08:10 PM EDT

  • Reports of the planned release to Congress drew complaints from some former Justice Department officials that doing so would set a bad precedent.

The FBI on Tuesday handed over to Congress classified records from its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the latest development in the scandal that the Democratic nominee just can’t shake.

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Politico: Feds debate releasing Clinton’s FBI interview

 Hillary Clinton

Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent James Comey a letter requesting the entire “investigative file” on the Hillary Clinton email issue. | Getty



By Josh Gerstein
08/13/16 – 07:46 AM EDT

  • Congress wants documents from email probe, but some insist it’s wrong to make interrogations and deliberations public.

The Obama administration is urgently debating how to respond to congressional demands for the official report on Hillary Clinton’s three-and-a-half-hour interview at FBI headquarters, as some inside and outside government raise concerns about giving lawmakers access to politically sensitive records of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email system.

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Medical Marijuana

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
August 11, 2016 – 10:42 AM

The Obama administration’s decision Thursday to keep marijuana classified among the nation’s most dangerous drugs divided campaign operatives in California’s cannabis legalization debate.

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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

Beach-goers walk on the sand near the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente. A report from Consumer Watchdog alleges that Southern California Edison, which operated the plant before it was shuttered, donated $130,000 to the California Democratic Party on the same day a Public Utilities Commission official cut a deal to make ratepayers — not shareholders — cover 70 percent of the $4.7 billion cost to close the fatally flawed facility. (AP Photo, Lenny Ignelzi)

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 08/10/16 – 10:54 AM PDT |

Twenty-six energy companies with business before the state donated nearly $10 million to Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party over the past eight years — donations that often were made within days or weeks of winning favors.

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Ballot Measures

By John Myers and Sophia Bollag
August 10, 2016

Political professionals who run California ballot measure campaigns always worry about how to get the attention of voters. And it all starts with a lot of money.

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Scales of Justice

By Greg Moran |
Aug. 10, 2016 – 12:47 p.m. |

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has been subpoenaed to testify at the trial of a Mexican tycoon facing federal charges he illegally contributed $600,000 in cash and services into campaigns for San Diego mayor in 2012 — including Dumanis’ unsuccessful bid.

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Washington Examiner: Cotton: Clinton discussed executed Iranian scientist on email

Hillary Clinton

Nuclear Scientist Discussed In Clinton Emails Executed In Iran For Spying For U.S.

By Jacqueline Klimas (@jacqklimas)
8/7/16 – 12:30 PM

Hillary Clinton recklessly discussed, in emails hosted on her private server, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was executed by Iran for treason, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Sunday.

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InlandPolitics: Venturing into Trump-Clinton world

Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

It’s been a rough two weeks for Republican Donald Trump.

But he’s far from out of the contest. Especially when Hillary Clinton is the opponent.

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InlandPolitics: CD-31: Sign slams Democrat Pete Aguilar

CD-31 Aguilar Sign

Friday, August 5, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The race between incumbent democrat Pete Aguilar and republican challenger Paul Chabot in the 31st Congressional District has taken on a little bit of a sharp tone.

A new campaign sign has surfaced that is humorous to say the least.

Hopefully the Chabot campaign, or someone, has some untruth to attribute to the first-term congressman.

Nathan Miller

Corona man, who also is a Riverside Community College District board member, admits to sending the tweets

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 4, 2016 – Updated: 7:01 p.m.

An Inland Republican Party official resigned from his state government job Thursday, Aug. 4, a day after he sent tweets from the party’s official Twitter account that featured a menacing hangman and the words “I’m Ready for Hillary.”

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
August 4, 2016 – 4:00 PM

California’s political cognoscenti took notice this week when state Treasurer John Chiang reported raising $2.3 million in the first 45 days of his campaign for governor.

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Hillary Tweet - Riverside County GOP

A closeup of the picture tweeted out by the Riverside County Republican Party on Wednesday, Aug. 3

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 3, 2016
Updated:   Aug. 4, 2016 – 10:02 a.m.

  • The tweets had been removed from the GOP account as of 2 p.m. Wednesday.

UPDATE (Thursday, Aug. 4):How the “I’m Ready for Hillary” hangman tweet happened

Two tweets from the official Twitter account for the Riverside County Republican Party featured illustrations of a hangman holding a noose with the words, “I’m Ready for Hillary,” below.

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Money Printing Press

By Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee
Updated: Aug. 3, 2016 – 12:01 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.

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Kathryn Barger

Kathryn Barger, candidate running in the 5th District LA County supervisors race.

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 08/02/16 – 6:15 PM PDT |

Four candidates who were running to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich threw their support behind his top aide Tuesday.

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Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

By John Wildermuth and Joe Garofoli
July 30, 2016
Updated: July 30, 2016 – 6:28pm

PHILADELPHIA — With the primary elections long past and the partisan cheers of July’s party conventions fading away, it’s “game on” for presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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InlandPolitics: CNN’s Blitzer and crew celebrates Clinton nomination

Friday, July 29, 2016 – 09:45 a.m.

This YouTube video is worth a thousand words.

Well. Actually maybe a lot more than that.

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Friday, July 29, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

Did Former president Bill Clinton fall asleep, while his wife, Hillary Clinton, gave her nomination acceptance speech?

Comments please!

Chabot - Terroist Hunting Permit

Congressional candidate Paul Chabot is sending donors a little something special in the mail: a “Terrorist Hunting Permit.”

By Beau Yarbrough/ Staff Writer
Published: July 28, 2016
Updated:   July 29, 2016 – 6:42 a.m.

Congressional candidate Paul Chabot is sending donors a little something special in the mail: a “Terrorist Hunting Permit.”

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History: Hillary Clinton’s full speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president. More coverage at or read The Times’ annotations of her speech at

Evan Halper and Mark Z. Barabak
July 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton built on a week of potent testimonials from the Democratic Party’s biggest stars, closing her nominating convention with an optimistic assessment of the country Thursday and casting her campaign as a fight to defend core American values against an opponent she depicted as unstable and unqualified.

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Associated Press

By Christoper S. Rugaber and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
July 29, 2016 – 12:36 AM ET


In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do.

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InlandPolitics: WSJ article contradicts Atlantic City spin on Trump

Atlantic City

Thursday, July 28, 2016 – 08:15 a.m.

Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton and the democrats have been making hay of Republican Nominee Donald Trump’s casino business dealings in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Puppet Master

Thursday, July 28, 2016 – 07:30 a.m.

You have to once again hand it to Donald Trump.

A single hour-long Trump press conference and the Clinton campaign and democrats fall into a tail spin. Not to mention a trap.

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Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, left, and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. (Associated Press)

Phil Willon
July 27, 2016 – 9:00.P.M.

Half of California’s likely Republican voters and a third of independents said they wouldn’t vote for either candidate in the state’s U.S. Senate race this November, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – 09:30 a.m.

The Russia spin deflection continues non-stop on Wednesday morning.

Pretty much every democrat official in the nation is blaming Russia for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) email debacle.

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Patrick McGreevy
July 26, 2016 – 11:28 a.m.

A political committee funded by oil companies has launched ads on the Internet attacking state Sen. Connie Leyva of Chino for opposing the reelection of Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown of San Bernardino, a fellow Democrat, and questioning Levya’s party loyalty.

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Hillary Clinton

The Hillary Victory Fund still had $42 million in the bank at the end of June, and it seems likely that more money will be moved to the state parties in the coming months. | Getty



By Kenneth P. Vogel and Isaac Arnsdorf
07/26/16 – 06:32 AM EDT

  • Leaked emails show officials tried to obscure fact that Clinton allowed states to keep only a tiny fraction of proceeds from joint fundraising.

PHILADELPHIA — Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with Hillary Clinton that funneled money through state Democratic parties.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump takes lead in two new national polls


Monday, July 25, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

It didn’t take long.

Two new national polls out Monday morning now have Republican Nominee Donald Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Monday, July 25, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

Guess who’s to blame for the email debacle that has caused the ensuing firestorm engulfing the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
July 24, 2016 – 2:02 PM

  • One-percenters pay half of state income taxes
  • Temporary tax hikes didn’t spur mass exodus
  • Would extending them have different effect?

When voters passed Gov. Jerry Brown’s “temporary” tax increase in 2012, they gave California the nation’s highest marginal income tax rates, topping out at 13.3 percent.

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The Fix

By Aaron Blake
July 24, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Thousands of leaked emails have sealed the fate of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s uneven five-plus-year tenure as DNC chair.

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Little Debbie



By Jeff Zeleny, MJ Lee and Eric Bradner, CNN
Updated 10:34 AM ET – Mon July 25, 2016

(CNN) A meeting of Florida Democratic delegates descended into chaos when outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took the stage Monday, with critics holding up signs with the word “Emails” and Bernie Sanders supporters booing the congresswoman loudly, even after she began speaking.

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InlandPolitics: DNC Email Scandal: Bye… Bye … Debbie Wasserman-Schultz….

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL)

Sunday, July 24, 2016 – 10:45 a.m.

It didn’t take long for Democratic National Committee (DNC) email scandal to take hold.

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Donald Trump

Sunday, July 24, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump capped off a successful week with an excellent acceptance speech, and a political foe cutting his own throat.

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Associated Press: Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

Debbie Wasserman Schultze

Democratic National Committee Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

By Stephen Braun
Associated Press
Jul 23, 2016 – 2:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton’s nomination at the party’s convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Loretta Sanchez

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange). (Tomas Ovalle / For The Times)

Phil Willon, Jazmine Ulloa
July 22, 2016

Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez said in an interview with a Spanish-language television station that she believes President Obama may have endorsed rival Kamala Harris in California’s U.S. Senate race because they are both black, injecting a dose of racial politics into a historic contest that in November will elect the state’s first African American or Latino senator.

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Capitol Weekly: Campaign cash: A journey through the Cal-Access labyrinth

Capitol Weekly

By Cosmo Garvin
Posted 07.21.2016

When California introduced its Cal-Access campaign finance website, “There was nothing like it in the country,” said Rob Lapsley, who was under-Secretary of State in 2000, the year the campaign disclosure tool made its debut.

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InlandPolitics: Republican National Convention begins Monday

RNC - 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

It’s finally here. The Republican National Convention (RNC) will start Monday in Cleveland, Ohio.

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John Myers
July 14, 2016 – 4:20 P.M.

Backers of the effort to extend the lifespan of California’s tax rates on the most wealthy boosted their campaign coffers Thursday, with a $10-million contribution from the California Teachers Assn.

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Politico: Trump team scores big win as RNC writes its convention rules

RNC - Cleveland

The Never Trump movement tried to make a stand. It failed by a massive margin.

By Kyle Cheney
07/14/16 – 11:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND — Efforts to block Donald Trump’s nomination — hyped for months by proponents as a growing grass-roots movement among Republican activists attending next week’s convention — turned out to be a flop.

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Kamala Harris

State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Phil Willon
July 13, 2016 – 9:51 P.M.

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday said that Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop last week, would be alive today had he been white.

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James Comey

FBI Director James Comey said on July 5 that Hillary Clinton should not be charged for her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. Here’s what he said, in three minutes.

By Scott Clement
July 11, 2016

A majority of Americans reject the FBI’s recommendation against charging Hillary Clinton with a crime for her State Department e-mail practices and say the issue raises concerns about how she might perform her presidential duties, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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Republicans shut out statewide seek influence through city councils, school boards and similar government agencies

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: July 8, 2016 – Updated: 6:14 p.m.

Things haven’t been going well for the California Republican Party for years. But it’s a different story in Riverside County.

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InlandPolitics: Hillary Clinton a real piece of work

Saturday, July 9, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

This is rich!

Now Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is refusing to admit she mishandled classified material.

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(Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency)

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee
July 8, 2016 at 3:00 AM

“I’ve seen the authorities in my career in the House and Senate, I’ve seen federal authorities do their jobs regardless of political machinations and political pressure sometimes. I fully expect them to. And I think there won’t be an indictment. And I think that means she did what many secretaries of state have done in the past. She released more emails and more pages of emails and more records than any of her predecessors of secretary of state, even before she was actually running for president.”

— Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D-Ohio), interview on ABC’s “This Week,” July 3, 2016

In a recent interview, Brown used a common claim by supporters of Hillary Clinton about the email records she produced in comparison with her predecessors. Brown’s answer was in response to ABC’s Martha Raddatz’s question about the 30-minute meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Bill Clinton on an airport ramp in Phoenix, while an FBI investigation into Clinton’s private email use was underway.

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POLITICO: GOP aims for Hillary in FBI hearing


By Seung Min Kim
Published: 07/07/16 – 10:49 AM EDT
Updated: 07/07/16 – 05:56 PM EDT

Frustrated by FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend criminal charges for Hillary Clinton, House Republicans used his Thursday testimony to hammer Clinton’s past defenses of her private email server — their latest bid to undermine the Democratic frontrunner’s trustworthiness.

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