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By Jeff Horseman | | The Press-Enterprise
Published: January 16, 2018 at 1:21 pm | Updated: January 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Former Inland assemblywoman Cheryl Brown wants her old job back.

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By Joe Garofoli
Published: January 11, 2018
Updated:   January 11, 2018 – 11:50 pm

There are now four major Democrats and three Republicans running for governor. In California, that means there are too many Republicans in the race.

Hey, that’s not just my opinion. Ask Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party.

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KQED: California Senate Approves Earlier Presidential Primary

By Marisa Lagos
May 4, 2017

California is one step closer to having the third presidential primary in the nation, after the state Senate today overwhelmingly approved a bill to schedule future primary votes in March.

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Sarah D. Wire
April 6, 2017 – 10:24 a.m.

Reporting from Washington—

Democrat Kia Hamadanchy announced he’ll run for the 45th Congressional District Thursday, becoming the third Democrat this week to announce plans to challenge Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) for the seat.

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The Statehouse Capitol, in Sacramento. (Los Angeles Times)

Patrick McGreevy
March 16, 2017 – 11:00 a.m.

In a rare bipartisan agreement, the leaders of the Democratic and Republican caucuses of the state Senate and Assembly have united to fight a proposal by the state’s campaign watchdog agency to change the test for when a candidate controls a political committee.

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InlandPolitics: A Blog that Tracks Recall Efforts

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 09:00 a.m.

I was doing some research and stumbled upon a blog that tracks nearly every single recall effort in the nation. I would highly recommend you give it a look if you are interested in seeing what sort of stuff is getting people pissed off and all riled up.

It is called “The Recall Elections Blog.

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, seen during a confirmation hearing in January, has emerged as the leading candidate for the post in the 2018 election. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Patrick McGreevy
February 26, 2017

The race for California attorney general in 2018 has been shaken up by the so-called “Trump factor,” with the state’s newly appointed top lawyer, Xavier Becerra, seeing his profile boosted to the national stage by legal challenges to the Republican president.

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Christine Mai-Duc
Feb. 15, 2017 – 1:55 p.m.

The Republicans have named their top 10 most vulnerable incumbents in Congress, and three Californians are among them.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally last year in Hershey, Pa. (Evan Vucci AP)

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
January 4, 2017 – 4:42 PM

With his party solidly out of power in Washington, a Democratic state lawmaker said he plans to introduce a bill that would again move up the presidential primary in California.

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Clockwise from top left: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Grace Napolitano (Lauren Victoria Burke, Mark Wilson, Bill Clark/ AP, Getty Images, Roll Call)

Sarah D. Wire
December 28, 2016

So far, none of California’s 55 senators and representatives have announced plans to retire ahead of the 2018 election. But after weeks at home with family during the holidays to talk about the future, such declarations could come soon.

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Politico: Clinton touts popular-vote count in thank you message to supporters

By Nolan D. McCaskill
12/26/16 – 03:53 PM EST

Hillary Clinton thanked her supporters Monday in an end-of-year email.

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Jim Brulte


By Carla Marinucci
12/22/16 – 06:00 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO — Jim Brulte, the current chair of the California Republican Party, once served as a high-profile backer of National Popular Vote, a movement that supports the elimination of the Electoral College.

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Patrick McGreevy
California politics
Dec. 20, 2016 – 3:23 p.m.

Los Angeles County had more cases of politicians and others successfully prosecuted for violating campaign finance and ethics rules than any other county in California this year, the state Fair Political Practices Commission reported Tuesday.

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Pennsylvania elector Carolyn Bunny Welsh holds her ballot for Donald Trump before casting it at the State Capitol. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

By Philip Bump
December 20, 2016 at 12:11 PM

On Monday, Faith Spotted Eagle became one of 117 people in U.S. history to receive a vote for president in the electoral college.

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Washington Examiner: The Democrats’ newest scapegoat: The Russians

By Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) •
Published: 12/16/16 – 2:50 AM

The Democratic Party has latched onto reports citing anonymous CIA sources who allege the Russians tried to sway the 2016 presidential election. After blaming Fake News, the FBI, racism, sexism and the Electoral College, it appears the newest scapegoat for Hillary Clinton’s and the party’s crushing defeat is Russia.

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By Michael Barone (@michaelbarone) •
Published: 12/12/16 – 9:27 AM

One way to look at the election of Donald Trump is that it is a repudiation of the cult of political correctness that thrives — metastasizes might be a better word — on college and university campuses. One particularly egregious example, the bogus prosecution of Duke University lacrosse players in 2006 and 2007, seems to have had particular reverberations in producing election results this year, a decade later. For a definitive account of the disgraceful behavior of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, Duke President Richard Brodhead and dozens of members of the Duke faculty, see KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor’s book Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case.

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Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
December 13, 2016 – 4:37 PM

Steve Schmidt, the Republican strategist who advised John McCain’s presidential bid and helped elect Arnold Schwarzenegger governor of California, imagines a not-too-distant future where the GOP here ceases to wield the influence of a major party and instead becomes the state’s largest interest group.

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The Sacramento Bee: California Democrats got their supermajority. Now what?

California Capitol

Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
November 28, 2016 – 5:35 PM

Broadening the path to long-sought deals on affordable housing, transportation infrastructure and climate change, California Democrats have again captured a two-thirds supermajority in both houses of the Legislature.

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The Sacramento Bee: How California became a very blue state


Capitol Alert
By Dan Walters
November 27, 2016 – 12:01 AM

Demography, it’s been said, is destiny – and the outcome of California’s election this month proves it again.

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Capitol Public Radio

Ben Adler
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | Sacramento, CA

It’s often said that “as California goes, so goes the nation.” But that’s rarely been less true than in last week’s election.

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InlandPolitics: Darrell Issa to retain his seat in Congress

Darrell Issa

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 09:15 p.m.

GOP Congressman Darrell Issa will retain his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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InlandPolitics: Valles concedes First District contest


Angela Valles

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

Former Victorville City Council Member Angela Valles has conceded loss to San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robewrt Lovingood.

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Capitol Weekly: In CA, some winners and losers

Capitol Weekly

By Chuck McFadden
November 15, 2016

It’s all over and, with a few exceptions, it will stay that way for two more years.

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(Win McNamee / Getty Images)

Kurtis Lee
Nov. 12, 2016 – 3:24 p.m.

A somber Hillary Clinton blamed her presidential election loss on a variety of factors Saturday, including FBI Director James B. Comey’s announcement last month that newfound emails possibly linked to her private server were being reviewed.

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InlandPolitics: Why couldn’t people see a Donald Trump victory?


Friday, November 11, 2016 – 11:30 a.m.

Now that all of the dust is settling in the aftermath of Republican Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton it’s time to reflect a little.

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Los Angeles Times: Hahn, Barger elected to L.A. County Board of Supervisors


County Board of Supervisors candidates Janice Hahn, left, and Kathryn Barger, right. (Los Angeles Times)

Adam Elmahrek and Hailey Branson-Potts
November 9, 2016

Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger were elected Tuesday night to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, marking the election of a female majority and a continued leftward shift for the influential panel.

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Christine Mai-Duc
Nov. 9, 2016, 10:38 a.m.

Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) has lost her long, expensive battle against fellow Democrat attorney Eloise Reyes.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump elected 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, stands for a photograph after a Bloomberg Television interview at his campaign headquarters in Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. According to Trump, Janet Yellen's decision to delay hiking interest rates is motivated by politics. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images *** Local Capton *** Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 07:30 a.m.

In what to most was a stunning victory. Billionaire non-politician Donald Trump will become the forty-fifth President of the United States on January 20, 2017.

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InlandPolitics: Election Day

Election Day

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – 08:00 a.m.

It’s Election Day. Please make sure to vote!

InlandPolitics: Presidential Election goes down to the wire. But maybe not!


Photo collage from a Donald Trump rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Friday, November 4, 2016.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

The liberal mainstream media is essentially freaking out on Saturday morning, with poll after poll showing the steam running out of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 11/03/16 – 10:12 PM PDT |

Depending on where you live, the source of those political ads cramming your mailbox may be hundreds of miles away.

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Joseph Turner
Thursday, November 3, 2016 – 10:37 p.m.

Syrian refugees could soon be getting a tuition-free junior college education if one ultra-liberal Riverside County politician has his way.

Bill Hedrick, a candidate for the Riverside Community College District Trustee with ties to a radical Islamic terrorist group , expressed his support for tuition-free college education for all on his Facebook page.

“I believe in making community college totally free — that means no fees.”

In this YouTube video, Mr. Hedrick is very clear. He says: Read the rest of this entry »


By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 11/01/16 – 9:18 PM PDT |

The race for First District San Bernardino County supervisor sees incumbent Robert Lovingood going up against Angela Valles, a former Victorville councilwoman and Victor Valley Community College District trustee.

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Zero Hedge: Podesta To Mills: “We Are Going To Have To Dump All Those Emails”


By Tyler Durden
Nov 1, 2016 – 10:46 AM

In today’s, 25th, Wikileaks release of hacked Podesta emails, one of the notable highlights is a March 2, 2015 exchange between John Podesta and Clinton aide Cheryl Mills in which the Clinton Campaign Chair says “On another matter….and not to sound like Lanny, but we are going to have to dump all those emails.”

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InlandPolitics: Expanded coverage on Hillary Clinton email investigation

FBI Logo

Monday, October 31, 2016 – 08:15 a.m.

The political world is reeling over Friday’s announcement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reopened its investigation into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified secrets.

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They are not known as ‘weapons of mass distraction’ for nothing…



By Tyler Durden
Oct 29, 2016 – 9:30 PM

In the 24 hours since FBI Director Comey dropped perhaps the biggest bombshell of the entire Presidential campaign, sending Democrats (and media) scrambling headless-chicken-like for answers (and blame-scaping), does anyone else find it odd that ‘FBI Emails’ does not appear to be a hot topic, trending, big deal on any social media?

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By Tyler Durden
Oct 29, 2016 – 10:10 PM

Just yesterday we wrote about the very curious ABC / Wapo poll which seemed to show Hillary’s blow-out 12-point lead from last Sunday get cut in half in a matter of just two days. But the ABC/Wapo enigma continues to grow today as their latest poll shows the presidential race has now tightened to just 2 points, which is within the margin of error. Ironically, these new results do not reflect the latest FBI bombshell as polling was concluded on October 27th and it still includes an 8-point sampling advantage for democrats.

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InlandPolitics: FBI deals blow to Hillary Clinton campaign


Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.

No one ever expected the October surprise in this presidential campaign season to arrive courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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InlandPolitics: Obamacare premium debacle lands before election


Friday, October 28, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

We said it would happen over a year ago.

The now-skyrocketing Obamacare premiums will likely impact the November 8 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 27, 2016 – 8:45 p.m.

The Syrian refugee issue in Victorville shows no signs of losing any intensity as we sprint to the November 8 election day finish line.

Earlier this week, The John & Ken Show invited First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles on to their program to discuss how the federal government has been dumping unvetted Syrian refugees into the community of Victorville.

Now word is trickling out that members of the High Desert community are angry and planning to hold a protest in Victorville this Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 27, 2016 – 8:27 p.m.

The Daily Press hosted a First District Supervisor forum for Supervisor Robert Lovingood and his challenger, Angela Valles. The forum was a lively affair with Lovingood subject to unrelenting attacks by Valles.

Valles launched broadsides on nearly ever facet of Lovingood’s tenure in office, including his broken campaign promises on taxes.

Lovingood, attempting his best Ronald Reagan impression, seemingly rebutted every attack with a “There you go again” strategy that frankly did not seem to play and grew tiresome as the hour long affair went along. Read the rest of this entry »

InlandPolitics: News organizations move to prop up Clinton in RCP average

Real Clear Politics

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 02:45 p.m.

Wednesday morning Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead in the highly-touted Real Clear Politics (RCP) average of polls was falling like a rock based upon new tracking poll readings.

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Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 12:14 a.m.

During the 2012 campaign, Lovingood billed himself as a fiscal conservative businessman who would boost the economy, increase jobs and oppose taxes and fees levied on the taxpayers.

It was a powerful message earning him the victory that November.

Let’s go back in time to an article published in the Daily Press in May 2012. Each candidate was asked to pinpoint what they view as the most pressing issue in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County politics, refugee news drives blog traffic


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Political news, including revelations that the United States government settled a number of Syrian refugees in the High Desert drove InlandPolitics viewership activity last week.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has shifted his entire campaign theme to the “rigged establishment”.

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Capital Public Radio

Ben Bradford
Monday, October 24, 2016 | Sacramento, CA

California voters who oppose the death penalty and those who want to challenge the plastic bag industry may accidentally cast ballots against their views.

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By Alicia Robinson / Staff Writer
Oct. 24, 2016 – Updated 6:03 p.m.

With the presidential election coming on the heels of Halloween, Hillary Clintons and Donald Trumps may be as common as superheroes and zombies on Oct. 31.

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Joseph Turner
Monday, October 24, 2016 – 9:01 a.m.

This weekend I received a tip from a frustrated voter about how San Bernardino County is refusing to release documents that he believes are damaging to Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s campaign.

Last month, he submitted two public information requests seeking information about the employment details and job duties of Fred Aguiar — the controversial lobbyist earning $122,000 a year while working 300 miles away from home in Paso Robles. Oh yeah. He also works just 18 hours a week…maybe.

He was hired by Supervisor Lovingood in January in what many believe was strictly a move to politically benefit his campaign, including to help with fundraising. Read the rest of this entry »

InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County absentee ballots appear in mailboxes

Absentee Ballot

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

It’s a miracle!

Absentee mail-in ballots are finally landing in San Bernardino County voter mailboxes.

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The Press-Enterprise: This rule is meant to keep Riverside County Republicans in line

GOP - Shooting Itself in Head

If they endorse a Democrat, GOP elected officials will lose the Riverside County Republican Party’s support.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published:  Oct. 21, 2016
Updated:    Oct. 22, 2016 – 9:21 a.m.

Loyalty isn’t just an expectation in the Riverside County Republican Party. It’s a rule.

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By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Oct. 20, 2016 – 2:56 p.m.

We have a new entry in the race for the ugliest Inland political contest of 2016.

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InlandPolitics: Syrian Smackdown in Victorville; Picture of Front Page Story


Joseph Turner
Friday, October 21, 2016 – 11:44 a.m.

Well, if you are running for re-election in a conservative Republican district, then a headline and story like this is prrroooobably something you are not going to want to see dropped on you right as voters get their absentee ballots.

In what was one of the most devastating articles I have ever read published during a local campaign, this will probably go down as the beginning of the end of Supervisor “Do-Nothing” Bob Lovingood’s campaign.

On the front page you get a devastating headline and the first two paragraphs are all bad for the incumbent. Read the rest of this entry »

Angela Valles

By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted:     Oct 20, 2016 at 5:29 PM
Updated:  Oct 20, 2016 at 5:29 PM

First District Supervisor candidate Angela Valles has condemned the “dumping” of Syrian refugees into Victorville, saying she would sue the federal government and seek to cut off refugee welfare benefits after it was discovered 23 Syrian immigrants have resettled in the city this year.

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Daily Press: In mailed attack ads, supervisor candidates pick each other apart


By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted:      Oct 19, 2016 at 3:16 PM
Updated:  Oct 19, 2016 at 4:42 PM

In mailers recently sent to voters, 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood criticizes Angela Valles’ performance as finance director of the fiscally struggling Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority and claims she pushed Victorville toward bankruptcy while a councilwoman. In her own ad, Valles blasts Lovingood’s handling of the Lamberto prostitution scandal and his hiring of a part-time consultant making $122,000 per year.

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Gov. Jerry Brown, in his office at the State Capitol in June. Brown has given millions to the effort to defeat Proposition 53 on Nov. 8. Manny Crisostomo

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
October 19, 2016 – 3:40 PM

The campaign against Proposition 53 has sharply picked up its fundraising in recent days, with Gov. Jerry Brown putting millions of dollars into the effort to defeat the Nov. 8 measure that would require a vote on state revenue bonds and potentially cripple the Brown-championed Delta water tunnel and bullet train projects.

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Daily Press: Mail ballots in San Bernardino County delayed by vendor error


By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted:     Oct 18, 2016 at 12:25 PM
Updated:  Oct 18, 2016 at 4:50 PM

San Bernardino County voters will receive their mail ballots later than normal due to an error by a vendor used by the county Elections Office, Registrar of Voters Michael J. Scarpello said Tuesday. Voters should receive ballots by the end of this week at the latest, he said.

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Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
October 19, 2016 – 12:01 AM

The question for California legislative races is no longer whether Democrats will secure a majority. It’s how large their margin will be.

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High-Speed Train

Gov. Jerry Brown’s $68 billion high speed rail project could be forced to go before voters again for approval if Proposition 53 passes.

By Paul Rogers |
Published: October 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm |
Updated: October 19, 2016 at 6:36 am

With less than three weeks until Election Day, Gov. Jerry Brown and his political allies are suddenly pumping money into the campaign to defeat Proposition 53, a previously low-profile measure that could be the death knell of Brown’s high-speed rail and Delta tunnels projects.

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Joseph Turner
Monday, October 17, 2016 – 4:07 p.m.

Oh Bob. Poor, Poor Bob.

The liberal Republican supervisor is so desperate to overcome the child sex abuse and prostitution scandals that he is now throwing thousands of dollars down the drain with a mailer targeted at Hispanic households.

Apparently, one of “Do-Nothing” Bob’s high-powered Sacramento based political consultants decided to take the old campaign account for a joy ride and put out this puff piece.

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Phil Willon
Oct. 17, 2016, 1:18 p.m.

A super PAC backing Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange) for U.S. Senate launched a radio ad targeting Republican voters and attacking her rival, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, as “another Barbara Boxer — a Bay Area liberal backed by the Democratic Party establishment.”

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Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown and challenger Eloise Reyes (Courtesy photos)

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 10/16/16 – 2:55 PM PDT |

The dynamic that pitted Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton continues in California’s 47th Assembly District.

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Joseph Turner
Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 10:05 a.m.

In four years on the board, Supervisor Robert Lovingood has only one single accomplishment…sort of.

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Reuters: Hacked emails raise possibility of Clinton Foundation ethics breach

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 13, 2016. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

By Jonathan Allen | SEATTLE, Wash.
Politics | Fri Oct 14, 2016 | 7:00pm EDT

Hacked emails published by Wikileaks this week appear to show Qatar pledging to donate $1 million to Hillary Clinton’s family’s charitable foundation, despite her promise to curb new donations by foreign governments while U.S. secretary of state.

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The Sun: San Bernardino leaders clash in debate over replacing city charter

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/13/16 – 9:34 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Current and former leaders clashed Thursday in a televised debate over whether replacing the city charter would help or hinder economic development, corruption and the future of the city.

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Marc Steinorth

Marc Steinorth

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Oct. 12, 2016 – Updated: 10:00 p.m.

  • If they take the seat, Democrats would be one step closer to restoring their two-thirds supermajority in the state Legislature

There’s more at stake in California’s 40th Assembly District than incumbent Marc Steinorth’s political career.

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Opponents are accusing Abigail Medina, left, and Pete Aguilar of dodging political debates. (File)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/12/16 – 11:29 PM PDT |

As Election Day approaches, some candidates have been skipping the debates that give voters the chance to hear directly from them.

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InlandPolitics: TV ad hits San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 09:30 a.m.

The runoff election to decide who will hold the First District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has heated up.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Ambridge, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
and Martin Wisckol, The Orange County Register
Posted: 10/10/16 – 8:58 PM PDT |

With one exception, Republican elected officials and candidates in Southern California continue to stand by Donald Trump despite his comments about women in 2005 that were widely condemned as boasting about sexual assault.

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Attorney General Kamala Harris thanks California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, after he announced his endorsement of her for the U.S. Senate during a news conference at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. Harris is running against fellow Democrat, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, among others, to replace Barbara Boxer who is retiring. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

October 10, 2016
Updated: October 10, 2016 – 2:08pm

California’s attorney general, the state’s top lawyer and law enforcer, is chosen by the voters, as provided by the state Constitution since 1849. But there’s a good chance the state’s next AG will be picked by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Politico: The most revealing Clinton campaign emails in WikiLeaks release


The trove includes excerpts of Clinton’s paid Wall Street speeches that were deemed problematic.



By Kyle Cheney and Sarah Wheaton
Published: 10/07/16 – 10:29 PM EDT
Updated:   10/07/16 – 10:28 PM EDT

WikiLeaks released a trove of emails apparently hacked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman email account, unleashing thousands of messages that reveal for the first time excerpts of Clinton’s paid speeches — including those delivered before Wall Street — that were flagged as problematic or potentially damaging.

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BuzzFeed: WikiLeaks Appears To Release Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speech Transcripts


Clinton’s paid speeches to Goldman Sachs and other financial firms were a point of contention during this year’s primary. A hacked email to campaign chairman John Podesta, made public Friday, appears to show excerpts Clinton’s research team flagged internally, including remarks she made about Wall Street and trade policy.

Ruby Cramer
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on Oct. 7, 2016 at 3:03 p.m.

Excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s closed-door paid speeches, including to financial firms, appeared to be made public for the first time on Friday when WikiLeaks published hundreds of hacked emails from her campaign chairman.

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New York police and security stand outside Trump Tower on, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in New York…. Read more

By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin
Oct. 8, 2016 – 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would “never” abandon his White House bid, facing an intensifying backlash from Republican leaders across the nation who called on him to quit the race following the release of his vulgar and sexually charged comments caught on tape.

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The Press-Enterprise: How Pete Aguilar is trying to tie Paul Chabot to Donald Trump


An online document produced by the Pete Aguilar congressional campaign tries to link Aguilar’s opponent, Republican Paul Chabot, to Donald Trump.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Oct. 4, 2016 – Updated: 4:13 p.m.

The acrimony continues in California’s 31st Congressional District, with the campaign of Democratic incumbent Pete Aguilar trying to link Republican Paul Chabot to Donald Trump and Chabot accusing Aguilar of using Chabot’s children in a smear attempt.

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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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I Voted

Patrick McGreevy
Sept. 28, 2016 – 1:42 p.m.

Despite widespread opposition from law enforcement, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will allow thousands of felons in county jails to vote in California elections as part of an effort to speed their transition back into society.

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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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Tax Reform

California voters on Nov. 8 will consider a ballot initiative that would tax cigarettes by an additional $2 per pack. They also will weigh a separate income tax increase on some of the state’s highest earners.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
September 26, 2016 – 8:00 PM

California’s likely voters solidly support a fall initiative to extend higher income taxes on top earners, while a separate proposal to boost state taxes on tobacco is clinging to a majority vote, according to a new survey released Monday.

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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.

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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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The Sacramento Bee: That encyclopedia in your mailbox is a voter guide


There are two competing measures about the death penalty: Proposition 62 and Proposition 66.

Capitol Alert
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By Jeremy B. White
September 19, 2016 3:37 PM

If you’re planning on casting an informed vote in November, you’ve got some homework to do.

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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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