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Hillary Clinton

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

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

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

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail

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

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

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


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

Reporting from Washington–

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

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Seven Inland cities are asking voters to approve tax measures; four would raise sales taxes.

By Alicia Robinson / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 19, 2016
Updated: Aug. 21, 2016 12:24 a.m.

Several Riverside County cities are hoping to cut through the election season noise and convince residents to support tax increases to pay for police, fire and other key services.

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Hillary Clinton+Chelsea Clinton+Bill Clinton

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Chabot

Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot.

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

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

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InlandPolitics: Obamacare meltdown will impact election

Obamacare Premiums

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

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

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

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Hillary Clinton

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


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

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

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

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I Voted

Capitol Alert
By Alexei Koseff
August 16, 2016 – 12:44 PM

California could soon restore voting rights for tens of thousands of felons who are not serving their sentences in the state prison system.

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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

 Hillary Clinton

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



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

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

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

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Medical Marijuana

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

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

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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

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

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

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

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Ballot Measures

By John Myers and Sophia Bollag
August 10, 2016

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

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Scales of Justice

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

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

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

Hillary Clinton

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

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

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

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InlandPolitics: Venturing into Trump-Clinton world

Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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InlandPolitics: CD-31: Sign slams Democrat Pete Aguilar

CD-31 Aguilar Sign

Friday, August 5, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

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

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

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

Nathan Miller

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

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

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

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The Sun: New city charter put on San Bernardino ballot

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/04/16 – 8:41 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Years of efforts to change the governing document that many blame for the city’s dysfunction will culminate with voters deciding whether to replace it in November, the City Council decided Thursday.

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Dan Walters

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

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

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Hillary Tweet - Riverside County GOP

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

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

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

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

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

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Money Printing Press

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

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

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Kathryn Barger

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

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

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

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Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

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

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

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InlandPolitics: CNN’s Blitzer and crew celebrates Clinton nomination

Friday, July 29, 2016 – 09:45 a.m.

This YouTube video is worth a thousand words.

Well. Actually maybe a lot more than that.

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Friday, July 29, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

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

Comments please!

Chabot - Terroist Hunting Permit

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

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

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

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

Evan Halper and Mark Z. Barabak
July 28, 2016

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

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Associated Press

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


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

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InlandPolitics: WSJ article contradicts Atlantic City spin on Trump

Atlantic City

Thursday, July 28, 2016 – 08:15 a.m.

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

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Puppet Master

Thursday, July 28, 2016 – 07:30 a.m.

You have to once again hand it to Donald Trump.

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

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Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

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

Phil Willon
July 27, 2016 – 9:00.P.M.

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

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – 09:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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Hillary Clinton

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



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

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

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

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump takes lead in two new national polls


Monday, July 25, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

It didn’t take long.

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

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Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Monday, July 25, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

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

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Dan Walters

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

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

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

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The Fix

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

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

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Little Debbie



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

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

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

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL)

Sunday, July 24, 2016 – 10:45 a.m.

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

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Donald Trump

Sunday, July 24, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

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

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Associated Press: Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

Debbie Wasserman Schultze

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

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

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

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Loretta Sanchez

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

Phil Willon, Jazmine Ulloa
July 22, 2016

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

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

Capitol Weekly

By Cosmo Garvin
Posted 07.21.2016

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

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InlandPolitics: Republican National Convention begins Monday

RNC - 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

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

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John Myers
July 14, 2016 – 4:20 P.M.

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

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

RNC - Cleveland

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

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

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

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Kamala Harris

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

Phil Willon
July 13, 2016 – 9:51 P.M.

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

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James Comey

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

By Scott Clement
July 11, 2016

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

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Los Angeles Times: ‘Confusing’ California primary ends on sour note


John Myers
July 10, 2016

State officials will write the June 7 primary’s final chapter this week by certifying that more than 8.5 million ballots were cast, though it’s unlikely to assuage voters or local elections officials who complained that overlapping and confusing rules left them with a lingering political hangover.

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InlandPolitics: Hillary Clinton a real piece of work

Saturday, July 9, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

This is rich!

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

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(Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency)

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

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

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

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

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POLITICO: GOP aims for Hillary in FBI hearing


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

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

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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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By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: July 6, 2016
Updated:   July 7, 2016 – 7:25 a.m.

Using the state’s voter registration website, someone with access to voters’ personal information changed their party affiliations without their knowledge or consent, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said Wednesday, July 6.

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Kathryn Barger+Darrell Park

Left, Kathryn Barger; right, Darrell Park.

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 07/06/16 – 9:09 PM PDT |

The two candidates hoping to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich honed in on their differences Wednesday as both get set to focus on a campaign that began with eight contenders.

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

Radio Moscow


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

gift box over white background 3d illustration

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

FBI Logo

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


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


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



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 American Spectator: When Trump Fought the Racists

WSJ - When Trump Fought The Racists

Jeffrey Lord
November 13, 2015 – 9:00 am

And so the cry went up.

“Trump is a racist!” was the mocking cry from an off-stage Larry David when Trump recently hosted Saturday Night Live. The David bit was designed to make fun not of Trump but Trump’s critics. In this case a left-wing group calling itself which, without the slightest sense of irony, put together a thoroughly racist ad having children spewing obscenities as they proclaimed their allegiance not to America and its ideals but rather to their race. A chilling reminder of all those fresh-faced young Germans of long ago pledging allegiance to their Aryan race.

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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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InlandPolitics: Robert Lovingood drops again in final vote tally

Down Arrow

Saturday, July 2, 2016 – 09:45 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters official completion of its tally of the June 7 primary couldn’t come soon enough for Robert Lovingood

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Ballot Measures

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
July 1, 2016 – 3:21 PM

  • Propositions 51 to 67 assigned to measures qualified as of Thursday
  • The Legislature could add more initiatives after summer recess
  • Advocates have until later this month to turn in ballot arguments

The 17 ballot measures set to go before voters Nov. 8 will number 51 through 67, the secretary of state’s office announced Friday, the day after the qualification deadline.

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Los Angeles County BOS-5 Debate

Kathryn Barger, left, and Darrell Park, right, shown in April debate, will vie in November for supervisor seat being vacated after 36 years by Michael Antonovich. (Luis Sinco/ Los Angeles Times)

Abby Sewell
July 1, 2016

After weeks in limbo, the November field is set in the race to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, with a political neophyte facing off against the incumbent’s chief of staff.

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Daily Press: Tale of two campaign war chests in 1st District Supervisor race

Robert Lovingood

Lovingood outspent Valles nearly 7-to-1 weeks before election

By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted:      June 29, 2016 at 3:46 PM
Updated:   June 29, 2016 at 5:14 PM

San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood outspent Angela Valles by more than $140,000 in the weeks leading up to the June 7 statewide primary, and maintains a significant war chest over his opponent in this November’s general election, campaign finance records show.

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Capitol Alert
By David Siders
June 30, 2016 – 3:47 PM

  • Secretary of State’s Office announces that constitutional amendment qualified by random sample
  • Supreme Court gave the measure the go-ahead earlier this month
  • Constitutional amendment would make some nonviolent felons eligible for early release

Gov. Jerry Brown’s constitutional amendment to make some nonviolent felons eligible for early parole qualified for the November ballot on Thursday – the statutory deadline – after a harried signature-gathering effort and intervention from the California Supreme Court.

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


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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InlandPolitics: It’s death by a thousand cuts for Robert Lovingood

Robert Lovingood

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood finds himself in an unexpected and problematic struggle for a second term.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood can’t catch a break these days.

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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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Abby Sewell
June 24, 2016

The latest round of vote-counting released by the Los Angeles County registrar shows an outsider candidate maintaining his lead over a state senator in a close contest for a runoff spot in the race to replace retiring county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

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The Orange County Register: Hot-button initiatives fill November ballot

Ballot Measures

By Martin Wisckol / Staff Columnist
June 23, 2016

A list of 20 or so ballot measures can turn into a mind-numbing journey to obscure corners of government financing and bureaucracy.

Not this time.

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InlandPolitics: Great Britain citizens vote to leave EU

Brexit text with British and Eu flags illustration

Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 11:30 p.m.

Great Britain citizens have voted to leave the European Union.

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Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

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

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
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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The Sun: Highland, Yucaipa set for by-district council elections in November


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By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 06/18/16 – 6:04 PM PDT |

It’s official. The cities of Highland and Yucaipa will hold district-based elections in November.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
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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Death Penalty

By Don Thompson, Associated Press
Jun. 18, 2016 – 12:24 AM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will be asked to do away with the nation’s largest death row after the secretary of state’s office said the repeal measure qualified for the November ballot on Friday.

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