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Donald Trump

Thursday, August 27, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

The trend continues to favor Billionaire Candidate Donald Trump.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa, on Aug. 25, 2015 (Charlie Neibergall—AP)

Politics 2016

Jill Colvin and Sergio Bustos / AP
Aug. 26, 2015
Updated: Aug. 27, 2015 1:36 AM ET

“I think I handled that well. I got a lot of credit for it”

(PENSACOLA, Florida) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s proud of kicking one of the country’s best-known Spanish-language journalists out of an Iowa news conference — the latest in a series of clashes with the media.

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Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)

By Kurtis Lee
August 25, 2015

Donald Trump ordered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos unceremoniously evicted from a news conference Tuesday as the immigration issue continued to dominate the Republican presidential primary.

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InlandPolitics: Is the new Reuters poll an outlier, or is it for real?

GOP

Sunday, August 23, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.

The new Reuters/Ipsos poll covering the republican presidential primary contest has opened some eyes this weekend.

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Border Patrol

IE Business Daily

By IE Business Daily
Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Republican Primary race for President was supposed to be a low-key, grinding, policy heavy and uneventful affair. Just two months ago, the crowded field of governors, senators, and a few outsiders wasn’t making many waves.

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters as he is driven away following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters as he is driven away following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire August 19, 2015.
(Reuters/Brian Snyder)

Politics | Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:44pm EDT
WASHINGTON | By Emily Stephenson

Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party’s U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals in the past week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday.

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Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump, leading the Republican field in recent polls, drew a crowd on Friday for an event in Mobile, Ala. (Credit: Jeff Haller for The New York Times)

By Michael Barbaro, Nate Cohn adn Jeremy W. Petersaug
August 22, 2015

In the command centers of Republican presidential campaigns, aides have drawn comfort from the belief that Donald J. Trump’s dominance in the polls is a political summer fling, like Herman Cain in 2011 — an unsustainable boomlet dependent on megawatt celebrity, narrow appeal and unreliable surveys of Americans with a spotty record of actually voting in primaries.

A growing body of evidence suggests that may be wishful thinking.

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Joe Biden+Elizabeth Warren

Vice President Biden (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Paul Kane
August 22, 2015 at 6:03 PM

[This post has been updated.]

Vice President Biden huddled Saturday with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the rising liberal star who has declined to endorse a candidate for the 2016 presidential race, an impromptu meeting that came as speculation mounted over Biden’s own potential candidacy, according to a report.

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference before a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference before a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire August 19, 2015. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)

US | Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:08pm EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio | By Emily Flitter

While thousands streamed into a football stadium Friday evening in Mobile, Alabama to see Donald Trump, a much smaller crowd of committed conservatives unwound at a bar and mused over the good, the bad and the unknown of the unlikely Republican presidential front-runner.

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Donald Trump

Bloomberg Politics

William Leitch
Aug 21, 2015 – 5:03 PM PDT

(Updated 8:18 a.m. ET)

Donald Trump’s juggernaut: Meet Friday night lights.

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InlandPolitics: The Clinton Slow-Drip Update -2-

Slow Drip

Friday, August 21, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s the latest from the Hillary Clinton slow-drip, death by a thousand cuts, political implosion.

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Donald Trump

Friday, August 21, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

A new poll shows that a large majority of likely GOP voters believe that Billionaire Businessman Donald J. Trump will be the likely nominee for President of the United States.

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Paul Davis

Paul Davis alleges a 2014 investigation of him violated his rights. He also plans to run for mayor.

Published: Aug. 19, 2015
Updated: Aug. 20, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.

Shortly after filing a damage claim against Riverside that names the mayor and three former city officials, City Councilman Paul Davis announced he’ll run for mayor in 2016.

To read article by Alicia Robinson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: The Clinton Slow-Drip Update

Slow Drip

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s the latest from the Hillary Clinton slow-drip, death by a thousand cuts, political blowout.

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CNN Politics: Post-debate, Trump pulls clear of competition

CNN

By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 12:31 PM ET

Story highlights:

  • Donald Trump maintains his lead over the GOP presidential field, according to a new CNN/ORC poll
  • Jeb Bush comes in second place and Ben Carson in third place, the poll says

Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump has won his party’s trust on top issues more than any other Republican presidential candidate, and now stands as the clear leader in the race for the GOP nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

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InlandPolitics: Fox News Poll: Trump 25, Carson 12 and Cruz 10

Election 2016

Monday, August 17, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

Donald Trump remains on top in the latest national poll, this time conducted by Fox News.

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Hillary Clinton

Federal officials have known since May that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department email included classified information, according to a report Thursday night by McClatchy News. (Associated Press)

By John Solomon – The Washington Times
Sunday, August 16, 2015

While media coverage has focused on a half-dozen of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal emails containing sensitive intelligence, the total number of her private emails identified by an ongoing State Department review as having contained classified data has ballooned to 60, officials told The Washington Times.

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The Washington Post: Backers fear old weaknesses stalk Clinton campaign

Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Clear Lake, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel/AP)

By Anne Gearan, Karen Tumulty and Dan Balz
August 15, 2015 at 9:03 PM

It was supposed to be different this time. After the wounds of 2008, many of them self-inflicted, Hillary Rodham Clinton rebooted for 2016 with a new message, new advisers and new energy.

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Donald Trump

The billionaire businessman stumps in the Midwest as he leads the field of candidates in the Republican presidential race.

By David Weigel
August 15, 2015

FLINT, Mich. — A few hours before Donald Trump’s plane landed, 20 minutes south of where he would speak, people gathered outside the Flint Assembly Plant to take a peek into the past. Some of them were retired, reuniting with friends. All of them remembered how there used to be more to the place.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  Clinton conceded that she should have used a government email to conduct business as secretary of state, saying her decision was simply a matter of "convenience." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hillary Clinton has repeatedly denied sending or receiving classified material on the personal e-mail account she used while secretary of state. Here are two instances. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

By Carol D. Leonnig, Karen Tumulty and Rosalind S. Helderman
August 14, 2015 at 4:51 PM

Late last month, Hillary Rodham Clinton stood before a line of television cameras at a rural Iowa campaign stop to deny reports that she had sent sensitive information over her private e-mail system.

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The Hill: Poll: Majority believe Clinton lied about emails

The Hill

By Mark Hensch
August 14, 2015 – 07:14 pm

A majority of Americans believe Hillary Clinton lied about having sensitive national intelligence on her private email server, a new poll finds.

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InlandPolitics: Plot thickens in Hillary Clinton fiasco

AppleMark

The mail server used by Hillary Clinton is reported to have been professionally wiped clean before being handed over to federal agents.

Friday, August 14, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

If anyone expects Hillary Clinton to be the democrat nominee for president, don’t hold your breath.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
August 13, 2015

  • Proposal would let voters decide on new pension benefits
  • But summary says it would affect current pensions
  • Harris’ action sets stage for political battle next year

Kamala Harris is not only California’s attorney general, but a very ambitious politician who hopes to become a U.S. senator.

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Lou Desmond

Thursday, August 13, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

On the show today, Dr. Adrian Moore from the Reason Foundation joins the show. He and Lou talk about the rise of “tiny houses” for the homeless in San Pedro. Why are these a bad idea?

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Raul Ruiz

Rep. Raul Ruiz

Published: Aug. 12, 2015 – Updated: 9:58 a.m.

The lack of a big-name challenger to Rep. Raul Ruiz has convinced one professional observer of political races to put the Palm Desert Democrat in the “Safe Democrat” category.

To read expanded post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Ballot Measures

Judy Lin, Associated Press
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 – Updated 11:14 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Proponents of a California pension initiative said Tuesday that state Attorney General Kamala Harris is once again favoring labor unions by using the same words she used to describe their previous failed bid to limit taxpayer spending on public pensions.

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Hillary Clinton

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

John R. Schindler
08.12.15 – 4:50 PM ET

These weren’t just ordinary secrets found in Clinton’s private server, but some of the most classified material the U.S. government has.

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Campaign 2016

By Philip Bump
August 12, 2015 at 5:06 PM

In the first major-outlet non-Internet poll since the Republican primary debate last week, it’s almost not surprising that CNN/ORC finds Donald Trump retaining the lead in Iowa. Almost. It’s still a bit surprising, given Trump’s wobbly handling of criticism during the event.

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InlandPolitics: Is Clinton circling the drain?

Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

We’ve been saying for some time now that the Obama Administration is gutting the campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Pensions

Ed Mendel
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The authors of an initiative giving voters the power to decide whether new government employees get pensions said they will “commission a legal review” of the ballot summary issued yesterday by Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland. Despite stirring controversy, he continues to be the party’s front-runner. (John Minchillo AP)

Politics
By David Lightman
dlightman@mcclatchydc.com
August 11, 2015

  • Expands lead in post-debate poll
  • ‘Solid ground game’ in Iowa
  • Angry voters eventually turn away from protest candidates

WASHINGTON

Donald Trump could win the Republican presidential nomination.

Really.

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Really

Published: Aug. 10, 2015 – Updated: 2:06 p.m.

Two familiar names who once held high-profile offices are on the Nov. 3 election ballot as they seek seats on the Chaffey Community College District Governing Board.

To read article by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Donald Trump

By Alan Rappeport
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 – Updated: 8:04 a.m. |

Donald J. Trump’s feud with Fox News came to a close on Tuesday morning when the billionaire tycoon called into the network for a friendly interview, declaring “we’ve always been friends.”

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InlandPolitics: Opinion: Entertainment on tap in San Bernardino city council race?

Scott Beard

Real Estate Broker Scott Beard

Monday, August 10, 2015 – 07:30 a.m.

San Bernardino politics has been a little dull of late. Other than developments in the city’s bankruptcy proceedings, nothing much is happening.

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Daily Bulletin: Candidates for most San Bernardino County elections set

Elections

By Ryan Hagen, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 08/08/15 – 6:06 PM PDT | U

The deadline to run for most offices San Bernardino County in November has passed, meaning voters’ options are pretty much set.

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Politico: Trump camp in crisis

Donald Trump. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) URN:23754238

 Donald Trump. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

By Ben Schreckinger and Katie Glueck
8/8/15 – 5:29 PM EDT

  • Republicans question whether the laws of political gravity have finally caught up with him.

Fallout from a crude attack on Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and the departure of a top political adviser roiled Donald Trump’s campaign Saturday, leading Republicans to question whether the laws of political gravity have finally caught up with the real estate mogul.

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GOP Debate

Donald Trump, center, speaks during the Republican presidential debate Thursday in Cleveland. (Andrew Spear / For The Times)

By Andrea Chang and Samantha Masunaga
August 8, 2015

  • Social media are key in presidential campaign

Donald Trump, as expected, stole the show at Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. Less dramatic, but more profound, observers believe, was that Facebook co-sponsored the event with Fox News.

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InlandPolitics: GOP Debate: Trump still dominates discussion

GOP Debate

Saturday, August 8, 2015 – 12:30 a.m.

The GOP debate may have turned into a winner for Billionaire Donald Trump. All courtesy of moderator Megyn Kelly.

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Lou Desmond

Friday, August 7, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

On the show today, Ed Hoffman, proprietor of Wholesale Capital Corporation, joins the show. First, LA has agreed to turn over control of the Ontario Airport to the Inland Empire.

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The Press-Enterprise: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Shellie Milne plans to run for supervisor

Shellie Milne

Hemet Councilwoman Shellie Milne.

Published: Aug. 5, 2015 – Updated: 9:21 a.m.

Hemet Councilwoman Shellie Milne has filled out paperwork to run for a Riverside County supervisorial seat in 2016.

To read expanded post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Politico: How Jeb and the GOP Got Trumped

Donald Trump

The establishment wanted a sweet ’16, not a 17-candidate pileup. Here’s what happened. (Illustration by POLITICO/AP and Getty.)

Politico Magazine

By Glenn Thrush and Alex Isenstadt
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Jeb Bush, the man who would be frontrunner, was as surprised as anybody when Donald Trump jumped into the 2016 presidential race in June. His instinctive first reaction was to hold his tongue, and his advisers agreed the best option was to keep his distance from an interloper who wanted to drag him into a reality-show shouting match.

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MIAMI FL JULY 31: Former First Lady and Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Florida International University on July 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Uri Schanker/WireImage)

 Photo courtesy of WireImage.com

August 5, 2015 | 7:26pm

The FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unsecured email account is not just a fact-finding venture — it’s a criminal probe, sources told The Post on Wednesday.

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InlandPolitics: Plot thickens in never ending Clinton saga

Riden with Biden

Wednesday, August 5, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

Trouble, or at the least the perception of trouble, continues to build over the campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton (D).

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InlandPolitics: GOP Debate: It’s all about Trump

Donald Trump

Tuesday, August 5, 2015 – 08:15 a.m.

With the GOP debate field now set. It’s the Donald Trump show.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters
By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
August 4, 2015

  • Squeeze play changed the California primary
  • Top vote-getters now face each other
  • It’s had moderating effect, but isn’t a cure-all

California’s “top-two” primary election system emerged from one of the oddest events in the state’s political history.

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Jon Ortiz

The State Worker
By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
August 4, 2015

  • CEO Anne Stausboll says ‘imprecise’ proposed ballot measure makes analysis difficult
  • Plan would close traditional benefit plans to new members, create ‘huge’ challenges
  • Proponent says CalPERS is ‘lying’ to maintain a ‘failed’ pension system

A proposed ballot measure that would make future pension benefits subject to voter approval is fraught with legal and administrative peril, according to a letter from CalPERS’ chief executive officer, eliciting a response from one of the measure’s proponents that the assessment is a “lie.”

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

Tonight on the show, Lou and Ralph Rossum, constitutional scholar, joins the show to talk about the latest Planned Parenthood videos that were released. Then, two non-citizens were named to city commissions in Huntington Park. How is this legal?

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC - JANUARY 16:  Workers prepare the stage for the Fox News/Wall Street Journal/South Carolina GOP debate at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center on January 16, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The presidential candidates continue to campaign for votes as the January 21, 2012 primary day approaches.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – 07:30 a.m.

The debate field has been set in the first GOP presidential debate to be hosted by Fox News in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday.

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InlandPolitics: GOP Debate field forming

Debate Stage

Monday, August 3, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

The top ten field of candidates, who will make the cut for the first Republican Primary Debate, is essentially formed, with the exception of the last three positions.

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InlandPolitics: Apologist presses forward

The Sun

Monday, August 3, 2015 – 08:00 a.m.

The Apologist, oops we mean The Sun newspaper, was hard at work supporting one of its favorite politicos this weekend.

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Money

By Alice Walton
August 2, 2015

The primary election is 10 months away, but candidates for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ 5th District are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars as they jockey to pull ahead in a crowded field.

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Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush spoke at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday, part of an effort to go to “places where Republicans haven’t been seen in a long, long while.” (Credit: Melissa Lyttle for The New York Times)

By Jonathan Martin
August. 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — It may be the Summer of Trump, but the publicity-hungry real estate magnate is not the only Republican presidential candidate relishing all his attention.

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The Sacramento Bee: Dan Morain: Political watchdog takes a break

Dan Morain

By Dan Morain
dmorain@sacbee.com
August 1, 2015

  • California’s Fair Political Practices Commission seems to be in a lull
  • Chairwoman Jodi Remke says the FPPC will bring major enforcement actions soon
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, who appointed Remke, seems less enamored of political ‘reform’

The watchdog seems to be taking a little nap. Or perhaps the politicians, lobbyists and consultants suddenly are on their best behavior.

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Charles koch

Charles Koch

Associated Press
Aug. 1, 2015 | 9:28 p.m. EDT

By JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending “corporate cronyism” – even if those policies help their businesses.

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Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to an overflow crowd following a rally and picnic, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Politics
By David Lightman
dlightman@mcclatchydc.com
July 31, 2015

  • No final action on budget, highways, debt ceiling
  • House plans no votes until Sept. 8
  • Trump, Sanders draw big crowds with fix-Washington message

WASHINGTON — In this summer of political gloom, the drumbeat from the American heartland to Washington has been relentless: Fix the economy. Fix the immigration system. Talk to each other.

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Hillary Clinton

Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server include 41 messages now marked CLASSIFIED by State Department inspectors

By David Martosko
US Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 31 July 2015 | Updated: 31 July 2015 – 18:51 EST

  • One message summarized a meeting with top State Department deputies and assistant secretaries that included talk about embassy security
  • Others dealt with Russia, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Georgia, Honduras and other diplomatic flare-up locations
  • Clinton has claimed she never sent classified materials in her private email that was housed on her own personal home-brew upstate New York server
  • Document-dump included more than 1,300 Clinton emails; DailyMail.com found 41 that were partially or wholly classified before their release

The second installment of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private home-brew server, released Friday by the State Department, includes 41 messages that reviewers determined contained classified material.

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Chuck Washington

Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington.

Published: July 31, 2015 – Updated: 4:42 p.m.

The election is almost a year away. But in terms of fundraising, Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington has taken the lead over his opponent in his bid for a four-year term.

To read expanded post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

GOP

By Martin Wisckol / Staff Writer
mwisckol@ocregister.com
July 31, 2015 – Updated 9:45 p.m.

When the billionaire Koch brothers and several hundred mega-donor allies roll into Dana Point this weekend, the conservative coalition will have more on its agenda than the usual screening of favored presidential candidates and discussions about policy.

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Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calls on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962, Friday, July 31, 2015, during a campaign stop at Florida International University in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

By Tom Hamburger
July 31, 2015 at 6:32 PM

**This story has been updated.**

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton released eight years of tax returns late Friday showing that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, paid $43,885,310 in federal taxes during that period, with an effective federal tax rate of more than 35 percent for the past two years.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump: The other shoe is about to drop!

Donald Trump

Friday, July 31, 2015 – 08:00 a.m.

If the Washington D.C. political establishment, which is now all lathered up over billionaire candidate Donald Trump’s rise in the polls, is in a panic, just wait until Thursday.

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Jon Ortiz

The State Worker
By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
July 29, 2015

  • Plan lowers cost of traditional pension plans, retiree health care
  • Creates ‘offsetting’ costs to close pension plans, pressure to increase pay
  • Voter approval for compensation will mean ‘different outcomes at the bargaining table’

Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor said this week he doesn’t know what would happen if a new public pension ballot proposal becomes law.

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Donald Trump

By David Martosko
US Political Editor For Dailymail.com and Reuters
Published: 17:19 EST, 29 July 2015 | Updated: 07:02 EST, 30 July 2015

  • Trump picked up nearly 10 points in the national poll of Republican voters since Friday
  • He’s risen to 25 per cent support, with Jeb Bush in a distant second place at 12 per cent
  • Trump is leaving the U.S. Wednesday night for Scotland, where his Trump Turnberry Resort will host the Women’s British Open golf tourney
  • Trump flies to Glasgow Prestwick Airport aboard his private Boeing 757 and returns on Saturday
  • Separate poll released earlier Wednesday shows Trump leading in Florida, where Jeb Bush was governor

Billionaire Donald Trump is leaving the country on a high note, flying from New York to Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday night as a new poll gives him a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination.

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The Daily Beast: The Missing Hillary Emails No One Can Explain

Hillary Clinton

There is a two-month gap in Hillary Clinton’s emails that coincides with violence in Libya and the employment status of a top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.

Hide and Seek
Written by Alex Corse and Shane Harris
07.28.15 – 8:30 PM ET

Among the approximately 2,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released from her private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap. There are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during May and June 2012, a period of escalating violence in Libya leading up to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.

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Donald Trump

GOP elites are only making The Donald stronger.

Politico

By Matt Latimer
July 28, 2015

“Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably,” the great Homer Simpson once observed. “The lesson is: never try.”

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Politico: Fox lowers threshold for early debate

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - JANUARY 16:  Workers prepare the stage for the Fox News/Wall Street Journal/South Carolina GOP debate at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center on January 16, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The presidential candidates continue to campaign for votes as the January 21, 2012 primary day approaches.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – JANUARY 16: Workers prepare the stage for the Fox News/Wall Street Journal/South Carolina GOP debate at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center on January 16, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The presidential candidates continue to campaign for votes as the January 21, 2012 primary day approaches. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Politico

The change serves to guarantee the presence of candidates such as Lindsey Graham and Carly Fiorina.
By Mike Allen
7/28/15 6:39 PM EDT
Updated 7/28/15 8:24 PM EDT

Fox News is opening its 5 p.m. debate to all the announced Republican candidates who fail to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time event, removing a requirement that participants reach at least 1 percent in polling.

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The Press-Enterprise: ELECTIONS: Statewide voter database starting its rollout

Vote

Published: July 27, 2015
Updated: July 28, 2015 – 10:41 a.m.

California is moving closer to have a statewide voter registration database, a step intended to modernize how elections and voting are handled.

To read expanded article by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enteprise, click here.

Debra J. Saunders

By Debra J. Saunders
Published: Monday, July 27, 2015 – 5:00 pm

Voters in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia think Hillary Rodham Clinton is not honest or trustworthy. According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, a mere 34 percent of Colorado voters think she can be trusted; 62 percent do not. In Iowa, those numbers are 33 percent to 59; in Virginia, Clinton is underwater on trust, 39 percent to 55 percent.

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InlandPolitics: Leaked memo hits Clinton hard

Barack Obama+Hillary Clinton

Monday, July 27, 2015 – 08:00 a.m.

A few months ago we discussed how plausible it was for the Obama Administration to move to put a knife into Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Well it may actually be happening.

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Debate Stage

The first GOP Presidential Debate, moderated by Fox News, will be held on Thursday, August 6 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Hill

By Jonathan Easley
07/27/15 – 06:00 AM EDT

The race is on for the final spots on stage for the first Republican debate.

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Donald Trump

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Kurtis Lee
July 27, 2015 – 6:40 A.M.

Donald Trump, the provocative reality television star who for much of the last month has upended the 2016 Republican primary, is still doing well in polls in a pair of early nominating states despite recent rhetoric that many party leaders have denounced.

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Hillary Clinton
The Fix

By Philip Bump
July 26, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Recent surveys suggest that Hillary Clinton may be more reliant on the non-white vote in November 2016 than you might have assumed.

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InlandPolitics: Playing the Trump Card

Trump Card

Sunday, July 26, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.

One thing is becoming abundantly clear.

Republican presidential contenders have no clue how to handle Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump

His comments about Arizona Senator John McCain seem not to have deterred voters.

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Bloomberg Politics

By the Numbers

Jul 26, 2015 – 7:06 AM PDT

New polls out Sunday show presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump still ahead among Republican hopefuls, even amid fallout from his controversial comments about Arizona Senator John McCain a week ago.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
July 25, 2015

  • Two proposed ballot measures use same strategy
  • They are aimed at voter approval for pensions, Delta tunnels
  • Opponents would be forced to argue public shouldn’t have a vote

It’s no secret that the Legislature’s dominant Democrats want to make it more difficult to place initiative measures on the statewide ballot.

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Lou Desmond

Friday, July 24, 2015 – 04:30 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is coming to you from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

Tonight on the show, Ed Hoffman joins the show to talk with Lou about the mayor Murrieta who has been accused of sexual harassment. Then, a cyclist started a fire. How it happened may surprise you. After that, are food trucks being suppressed in the Inland Empire?

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Hillary Clinton

Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled.

Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo
The New York Times
Friday, July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday.

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Donald Trump

The GOP candidate visited Laredo, Tex., maintaining his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration with a border crossing as a background.

Trump takes campaign to the border
By James Hohmann
July 23, 2015 at 8:05 PM

LAREDO, Tex. — A defiant Donald Trump, visiting the U.S. border with Mexico here Thursday, said again that he will not apologize for his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration or back away from his plan to build a wall between the two nations.

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Lou Desmond

Thursday, July 23, 215 – 5:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is coming to you from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

Tonight on the show, Ed Hoffman joins us to talk about The Boot Campaign, which he is holding a fundraiser for this weekend. Then, Ralph Rossum joins the show to talk about the young man exposing Planned Parenthood. He is a former student of Ralph’s, and is making big news.

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Jose Antonio Meade

Mexican secretary of state Jose Antonio Meade discusses illegal immigration at the San Francisco Chronicle in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle (Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle)

By Carla Marinucci
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Updated: July 22, 2015 8:56pm

After weeks of presidential candidate Donald Trump lobbing sharp criticism and insults at America’s southern neighbor, Mexico’s secretary of state delivered his country’s first response Wednesday, saying that Trump’s views are rooted in prejudice and “have no place in politics.”

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Scott Walker

FILE – In this July 14, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a campaign event at a Harley-Davidson dealership in Las Vegas. Walker is scheduled to address an annual showcase of conservative activists, Thursday, July 23, in San Diego. | John Locher AP

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
July 22, 2015

  • Wisconsin governor and presidential candidate a conservative firebrand
  • GOP chairman says Walker an ‘inspirational voice’ for California

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose successes curtailing the political might of labor unions have earned him admirers in solidly blue California, will address the state Republican Party at its fall convention, officials announced Thursday.

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Lou Desmond

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – 04:50 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is coming to you from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

Tonight on the show, Ryan Hagen, reporter at the San Bernardino Sun, joins the program to talk with Lou about the San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency. The bankrupt city spent $1.2 million funding the program without approval by the city council.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
July 21, 2015

  • Democrats won legislative supermajorities in 2012
  • However, they vanished in subsequent elections
  • Big legislative duels now Democrat vs. Democrat

Three years ago, in new districts drawn by an independent commission, Democrats won – barely – two-thirds supermajorities in both legislative houses.

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CNN

By Eric Bradner, CNN
Wed July 22, 2015 – Updated 8:40 AM ET

Washington (CNN): Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in head-to-head matchups in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new survey shows.

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Marc Steinorth

Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga.

Published: July 20, 2015 – Updated: 4:07 p.m.

It’s a supercalifragilisticexpiali-political fundraiser.

Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, is using the Tuesday, July 21, production of “Mary Poppins” at the Redlands Bowl to raise money for his 2016 re-election campaign. Donors will join the first-term assemblyman for a dinner prior to the performance.

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Lou Desmond

Monday, July 20, 2015 – 04:30 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is coming to you from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

Tonight, Estimable Economist Jay Prag joins the show on this, the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. He and Lou discuss some high towing bills that were a result of the North Fire, which broke out on I-15 this weekend.

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