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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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California Democratic Party chair John Burton, right, speaks with gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown during the party’s state convention in 2010 in Los Angeles. (Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee file)

Capitol Alert
By Taryn Luna
tluna@sacbee.com
September 23, 2016 – 2:37 PM

The state’s political ethics commission is launching an investigation into the California Democratic Party after an advocacy group alleged the party acted as a middleman to funnel donations from oil and energy companies to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 re-election campaign.

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The Sacramento Bee: Transportation, housing crises get short shrift in Legislature

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 22, 2016 – 7:00 PM

There are few things more fundamentally important to life in contemporary California than transportation and housing, and both are in crisis.

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InlandPolitics: Trump takes highest lead yet in Times/USC poll

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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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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 18, 2016 – 4:00 PM

The last night of the Legislature’s biennial session on Aug. 31 was, as usual, a hectic free-for-all.

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The San Francisco Chronicle: Donald Trump, presidential front-runner?

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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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AP News Break: Governor’s dinners with donors on hold

Associated Press

By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Sep. 16, 2016 – 6:43 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has put promised small dinners with political donors on hold until he finishes signing bills for the year, an aide said Friday, amid criticism of what some called paid access during a crucial decision-making time for the governor.

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InlandPolitics: Latest Clinton health issue feeds truthfulness problem

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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

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

Politico

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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The Sacramento Bee: Legislature did much, but full impacts of big items remain unknown

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
September 1, 2016 – 5:16 PM

The biennial legislative session that ended very early Thursday morning amassed a very substantial record of action – some positive, some negative and much whose real effects won’t be known for years.

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Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has hundreds of bills to sign or veto before Sept. 30. Here’s what to keep an eye on.

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
September 1, 2016 – 12:33 PM

While Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to act on hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature in its end-of-session rush, the California Democratic Party has offered prospective donors to Brown’s political causes access to a series of small dinners with him.

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State Capitol

By John Myers
August 31, 2016

California’s 120 legislators took the oath of office in December 2014 with pledges to tackle issues like the cost of a college education, the state’s minimum wage and beyond.

So how did they do?

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Politico

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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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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California Capitol

By Melody Gutierrez
Published: August 28, 2016
Updated:   August 28, 2016 – 8:37pm

SACRAMENTO — The fate of hundreds of bills will be decided by Wednesday, when state lawmakers wrap up their two-year session.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

A bill imposing criminal penalties on prosecutors who withhold or hide evidence in criminal cases cleared the California Senate this week and is already headed to Governor Jerry Brown for his consideration.

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Campaigns

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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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
August 25, 2016 – 4:27 PM

As the Legislature begins the last few days of its biennial session, hundreds of measures are pending – not counting, of course, “mushroom bills” that will sprout in the dead of night and pass before anyone outside the Capitol can react.

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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

Polls

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

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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

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Politico

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.

By JEFF HORSEMAN / STAFF WRITER
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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Campaigns

It’s perhaps the first time in Riverside County history that Republicans are outnumbered

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 13, 2016 – Updated: 10:04 p.m.

For the first time in recent memory and perhaps history, the number of registered Democratic voters in Riverside County outnumbers the ranks of registered Republican voters.

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Politico: Feds debate releasing Clinton’s FBI interview

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

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Politico

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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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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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.

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
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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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
July 31, 2016 – 6:00 AM

Writing a new state budget in June turned out to be, in an old saying, easy-peasy.

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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!

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

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

WASHINGTON —

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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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

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Politico

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

Polling

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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DNC

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

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CNN

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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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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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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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

Politico

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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Real Clear Politics: Clinton Email Scandal: It’s Far From Over

Skating on Thin Ice

By Charles Lipson
July 07, 2016

Hillary Clinton skated across the pond on thin ice, but her email problems will last through November.

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InlandPolitics: CNN reminiscent of Radio Moscow of the 70’s

Radio Moscow

CNN

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – 11:00 p.m.

Listening and watching the goings on with CNN since both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump locked up their respective party’s nomination has been anything but balanced.

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Associated Press: FACT CHECK: Clinton email claims collapse under FBI probe

Hillary Clinton

By Stephen Braun and Jack Gillum
July 5, 2016 – 4:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key assertions by Hillary Clinton in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny.

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InlandPolitics: FBI Director Comey gives Trump a gift

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – 01:30 a.m.

To read the statement by FBI Director Director James Comey, click here.

The FBI will recommend that no criminal charges be levied against Former Secretary of State Hilly Clinton over her use of a home-brew email server for official government business.

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InlandPolitics: FBI Statement on Clinton investigation

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Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey
on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a
Personal E-Mail System

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Washington, D.C. July 05, 2016                                 FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

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Remarks prepared for delivery at press briefing.

Good morning. I’m here to give you an update on the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system during her time as Secretary of State.

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U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals foi the District of Columbia

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Politico

By Josh Gerstein
Published: 07/05/16 – 12:00 PM EDT
Updated:   07/05/16 – 02:29 PM EDT

On the same day that the FBI announced that the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server is likely to conclude without any charges, a federal appeals court issued a ruling that could complicate and prolong a slew of ongoing civil lawsuits over access to the messages Clinton and her top aides traded on personal accounts.

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The Hill: Clinton interviewed by FBI as part of email server investigation

The Hill

By Harper Neidig – 07/02/16 12:26 PM EDT

  • Loretta Lynch Will Follow FBI Recommendations

Hillary Clinton was interviewed by authorities Saturday about the ongoing investigation into her email server, her campaign said.

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By Willie Brown
Published: July 1, 2016
Updated:   July 2, 2016 – 8:15pm

What in the world was Bill Clinton thinking when he dropped by to “just say hello” to Attorney General Loretta Lynch when they both had their personal planes parked at the Phoenix airport the other day?

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Hand Gun open carry

Jazmine Ulloa
Patrick McGreevy
June 30, 2016 – 2:25 P.M.

Spurred by outrage over recent mass shootings, California lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a sweeping package of gun control bills, including a ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, background checks for those buying ammunition and new restrictions on homemade firearms.

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InlandPolitics: Well-respected poll has Trump, Clinton in dead heat

Polling

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

So much for that piece of crap ABC News/Washington Post Poll released on Sunday morning.

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The Hill: Economic turmoil threatens Clinton

The Hill

By Alexander Bolton
06/28/16 – 06:11 AM EDT

A nine-hundred point drop in the stock market and signs of more economic turbulence to come is a troubling sign for Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee effectively running for President Obama’s third term.

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InlandPolitics: Let’s touch on the Presidential race

Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

Monday, June 28, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

The back and forth between part presumptive nominee’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is interesting these days.

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Daily Bulletin: Latest election results solidifying second-place finishers

Vote Button

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/24/16 – 11:03 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A close race for second place in California’s 8th Congressional District just got a little less close.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
June 23, 2016 – 4:24 PM

  • Gov. Brown wants to raise taxes for more repairs
  • However, public is opposed to paying more at pump
  • Republicans demanding CEQA reforms

California’s highways are in bad shape and getting worse every day, with a backlog of deferred maintenance totaling tens of billions of dollars.

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The Sacramento Bee: Loretta Sanchez gets her first big Republican endorsement

Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez left. California Attorney General Kamala Harris right.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
June 22, 2016 – 2:20 PM

  • Ex-Los Angeles mayor calls her an ‘independent thinker’
  • Sanchez: ‘I will work with leaders across the aisle’
  • Harris has strong support from Democrats and leads in poll

Democrat Loretta Sanchez’s gambit to attract dissident Republicans to her U.S. Senate campaign received a shot of encouragement Wednesday with the endorsement of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.

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Los Angeles Times: Democrats back pot legalization, repeal of death penalty

Medical Marijuana

Phil Willon
June 19, 2016 – 2:05 P.M.

The California Democratic Party on Sunday stayed true to its left-leaning political ideals, voting to support ballot initiatives to legalize pot and repeal the death penalty.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
June 18, 2016 – 2:00 PM

  • Harris vs. Sanchez will be first statewide top-two test
  • What happens will set template for future contests
  • Sanchez hopes Republicans, independents help her

California has had its brief moment of semi-relevance in this year’s wild and woolly presidential contest and Hillary Clinton can now safely count on its 55 electoral votes.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
June 16, 2016 – 3:51 PM

  • Budget total remained same, despite new spending
  • Shift to bonds for jails lubricated negotiations
  • Borrowing undercuts Brown’s stance on debt

The state budget that’s sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk – $122 billion in general fund spending – is almost exactly the dimensions of what he had proposed in January and revised slightly in May.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
June 14, 2016 – 3:52 PM

  • Capitol politicians sneak measures through process
  • Ballot measure would require waiting period
  • Legislature responds with its own proposal

The timing could not have been more perfect.

As dozens of state budget “trailer bills” were being given their first public airing Monday, in another part of the Capitol legislators were mulling whether the public should be given more time to review legislation before it is passed.

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Tim Donnelly

8th Congressional District candidate Tim Donnelly. (James Quigg, Daily Press)

By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted: Jun. 13, 2016 at 5:39 PM
Updated: Jun 13, 2016 at 5:40 PM

  • Former Assemblyman behind 847 votes to Ramirez as of Monday

Former Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly carved ever so slightly into Democrat Dr. Rita Ramirez’ second-place edge Monday in the 8th Congressional District race, but the window to catch up continued to tighten.

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InlandPolitics: A few Presidential Election observations

Election 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

The Ringling Brothers Circus, I mean presidential race, is in full swing before each major party’s nominating conventions even take place.

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Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez left. California Attorney General Kamala Harris right.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
June 8, 2016 – 5:51 PM

  • Harris more than doubled Sanchez’s vote percentage
  • Sanchez will have to increase fundraising clip to compete
  • Republican donors are considering financial support

State Attorney General Kamala Harris carried at least 50 of 58 California counties in the U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, collecting twice the percentage of votes that went to fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez.

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InlandPolitics: It’s almost official — Trump vs. Clinton

Campaigns

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – 10:45 a.m.

It’s semi-official.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be the cage match of the modern political era this November.

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U.S.-District-Court

By Mike Sprague, Whittier Daily News
Posted: 06/06/16 – 3:48 PM PDT |

Former state Assemblyman Tom Calderon on Monday pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering as part of a plea deal in a federal corruption case before U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder. Calderon also implicated his brother, who still faces federal corruption charges.

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InlandPolitics: Primary election outcomes into focus

United States presidential election, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 03:30 p.m.

Well the much talked about California Primary Election is before us.

Then things will get dull until the presidential nominating conventions. One can expect more policy speeches and sniping between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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