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Friday, January 20, 2017 – Noon

With full fanfare, Republican Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States at precisely Noon on Friday.

Trump replaces Barack H. Obama, who served from 2009 to 2017.

 

The Washington Post: CNN’s president has fired a warning shot at Donald Trump

By Callum Borchers
January 19, 2017

Don’t mess with CNN.

That’s the unvarnished version of a message that the network’s president, Jeff Zucker, delivered to President-elect Donald Trump in an interview published on Thursday by New York magazine.

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Former Inland congressional candidate Paul Chabot is leaving for Texas. In a Facebook post, Chabot , a Republican, said he and his family are moving “to find a region of the nation that embraces our values and morals we cherish.” (File)

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Jan. 13, 2017 – Updated: 10:43 p.m.

  • Twice-beaten GOP congressional hopeful delivers some parting shots en route to Texas

Rancho Cucamonga Republican Paul Chabot, who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2014 and 2016, is moving to the Lone Star State – but not before dispensing some harsh words for California progressives.

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Politico: Peter Thiel considering bid for California governor

The outspoken Silicon Valley billionaire and Trump supporter has been discussing a prospective run with advisers.

By Alex Isenstadt
01/14/17 – 06:25 PM EST

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, according to three Republicans familiar with his thinking.

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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
ccadelago@sacbee.com
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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Holder, leading a team of attorneys from the firm Covington & Burling, will cover potential conflicts between California and the federal government.

Melanie Mason
January 4, 4016

Bracing for an adversarial relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, the California Legislature has selected former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to serve as outside counsel to advise on the state’s legal strategy against the incoming administration.

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Roll Call: Schumer Prepared to Hold Supreme Court Seat Open

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer lamented a previous rule change by Senate Democrats which allows a president’s Cabinet picks to be approved by a simple majority. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Bridget Bowman
Posted Jan 3, 2017 – 10:13 PM

  • Minority leader says Democrats will push for ‘mainstream’ nominee

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer is preparing to block President-elect Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee if he or she is not in the “mainstream.”

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The Sacramento Bee: Xavier Becerra formally nominated as California attorney general

Gov. Jerry Brown, joined Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, by his nominee for Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, said California would collaborate where possible with President-elect Donald Trump but also uphold the state’s values.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
January 3, 2017 – 10:28 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown formally entered his nomination of Rep. Xavier Becerra for California attorney general on Tuesday, setting the 90-day clock for the Legislature to act.

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By Aaron Claverie, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 12/28/16 – 11:10 PM PST |

What can Southern California’s casinos expect from a Trump presidency?

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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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The Press-Enterprise: Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit dies at 64

Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit died Monday, Dec. 26, his office announced. He was 64 years old.

By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Dec. 26, 2016
Updated: Dec. 27, 2016 – 8:05 p.m.

  • The former state lawmaker was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November.

Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit died Monday night, Dec .26 at age 64, his office announced.

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Politico: Trump writing his own White House rules

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will take the oath of office having never released his tax returns, the first incoming president not to do so in four decades. | Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images

By Annie Karni
12/23/16 – 05:58 AM EST

  • He is shining a light on how much of the American political system is encoded in custom and how little is based in the law.

President-elect Donald Trump has said he might do away with regular press briefings and daily intelligence reports. He wants to retain private security while receiving secret service protection, even after the inauguration. He is encouraging members of his family to take on formal roles in his administration, testing the limits of anti-nepotism statutes. And he is pushing the limits of ethics laws in trying to keep a stake in his business.

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Jim Brulte

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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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By Martin Wisckol, The Orange County Register
Posted: 12/21/16, 9:43 PM PST |

They are billionaires and generals.

Seven of the 23 named so far have no government experience. At least six oppose key policies of the agencies they’ve been nominated to run.

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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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Los Angeles Daily News: Struggling California Republican party faces deep divide

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Ladd’ÄìPeebles Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

By Martin Wisckol, The Orange County Register
Posted: 12/18/16 – 12:58 PM PST |

A new president usually lifts all boats in his party.

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The Sacramento Bee: Brulte wins high-profile GOP support for re-election bid

Jim Brulte, the chairman of the California Republican Party on Dec. 4, 2013 in Sacramento. (Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com)

Capitol Alert
By Taryn Luna
tluna@sacbee.com
December 16, 2016 – 4:53 PM

California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte is mounting a re-election bid and high-profile GOP figures are already lining up to back him.

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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
ccadelago@sacbee.com
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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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
December 12, 2016 – 4:30 PM

Well, we saw the first major impact last week, without Trump even lifting a finger.

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Capitol Weekly: California vs. Trump bout shaping up

Chuck McFadden
December 12, 2016

Any hope that California would soon settle into some sort of accommodation with a Trump Administration is fading rapidly.

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Politico: Democrats fear another Trump trouncing

Leaderless and lacking a strategy, top party officials worry they’re not ready for Trump’s first 100 days.

By Gabriel Debenedetti
12/12/16 – 05:06 AM EST

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, Democrats fear they remain woefully unprepared to fight the new president’s agenda.

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The Hill: Democrats unnerved by Trump’s reliance on generals

By Rebecca Kheel
12/10/16 – 05:05 PM EST

Democrats are growing uneasy with the number of generals President-elect Donald Trump has tapped for his administration, citing concerns about the amount of sway the military will have in the government.

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Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
December 9, 2016 – 11:37 AM

The Field Poll, which for more than a half-century has been the gold standard for public opinion research, is ceasing operations Friday, leaving behind a fabled track record of accurately reflecting the highs and lows of California’s biggest players and issues.

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The Press-Enterprise: Sabrina Cervantes, Eloise Reyes take oaths in state Assembly

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By Jeff Horseman / Staff Writer
Published: Dec. 5, 2016 – 1:16 p.m.

The California State Legislature convened today with state senators and Assembly members taking the oath of office.

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The Sacramento Bee: Will Legislature follow or evade California’s new sunshine law?

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
December 3, 2016 – 2:00 PM

Last month, California voters approved, by a nearly 2-1 margin, Proposition 54, which if faithfully followed would shine some light on the Capitol’s dark corners.

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Politico: California’s brewing battles with Trump get a new face

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Rep. Xavier Becerra. | AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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By Carla Marinucci
12/01/16 – 05:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO — With his nomination to become California’s first Latino attorney general, Rep. Xavier Becerra is now primed to be the public face of the Democratic resistance to Donald Trump on issues like climate change, health care and, most visibly, immigration.

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Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, grew up in Sacramento, the son of Mexican immigrants.

Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
jwhite@sacbee.com
December 1, 2016 – 9:00 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown has tabbed Rep. Xavier Becerra to serve as California’s interim attorney general, selecting the Los Angeles Democrat to fill a vacancy opened by the imminent departure of outgoing Attorney General Kamala Harris to the U.S. Senate.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 11/30/16 – 4:58 PM PST |

San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman has fired his chief of staff, Mike Spence, after Spence was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and admitted to battling drug and alcohol addictions for more than 20 years.

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

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Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
jwhite@sacbee.com
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

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Capitol Alert
By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
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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The Hill: Trump keeps everyone off balance

The Hill

By Niall Stanage
11/23/16 – 06:02 PM EST

Donald Trump won the presidency with an unpredictable approach, and he is sticking with it as he prepares to move into the White House.

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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

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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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The move ensures a two-week debate about the minority leader’s future, though no one has stepped up to challenge her yet.

By Heather Caygle and John Bresnahan
Published: 11/15/16 – 09:03 AM EST
Updated: 11/15/16 – 06:52 PM EST

Nancy Pelosi’s hold on the House Democratic Caucus is being tested.

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ME!

By Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise
Posted: 11/14/16 – 3:44 PM PST |

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos said Monday that he’s interested in being appointed to serve the remainder of Kamala Harris’ term as California attorney general now that she’s been elected to the U.S. Senate.

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom leads the field of potential candidates for governor in 2018. (Jae C. Hong/The Associated Press)

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
November 14, 2016

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is the early favorite to succeed fellow Democrat Jerry Brown in the 2018 gubernatorial race, as the state’s second-in-command holds large advantages among Democrats and independents, according to a new Field Poll.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
November 14, 2016 – 8:00 PM

A new poll indicates that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is, by a wide margin, the leading candidate for governor two years hence – which shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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Senator-elect Kamala Harris, center, speaks with Long Beack Mayor Robert Garcia, left, and Angelica Salas of the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles during a meeting with immigrant families and activists on Nov. 10. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Phil Willon
November 15, 2016

Newly elected U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris said she’s already been in contact with her West Coast colleagues about banding together to implement Democratic priorities in the political era of President-elect Donald Trump.

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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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A history teacher at Mountain View High School has been put on leave after comparing President-elect Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. (Getty Images)

Makeda Easter and Dakota Smith
November 11, 2016 – 07:00 p.m.

California is quickly becoming a battleground for immigration policy as a cross-section of leaders across the state vowed to fight any plans by President-elect Donald Trump to deport thousands of people in the U.S. illegally.

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

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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

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

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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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Money

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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Campaigns

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”

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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

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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…

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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?

To read expanded article, click here.

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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

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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

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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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Politico: Who could replace Paul Ryan?

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Some Republicans are speculating that House Speaker Paul Ryan might just step aside if he can’t muster the votes. | AP Photo

By John Bresnahan and Rachael Bade
Published: 10/27/16 – 11:55 PM EDT
Updated: 10/27/16 – 11:55 PM EDT

  • Republicans are already buzzing about who might step up if the speaker steps aside.

Speaker Paul Ryan’s suddenly shaky future as House speaker is already prompting closed-door talk among House Republicans about who’d take over if he steps aside or is spurned by archconservatives.

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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: Are polls skewed against Trump as he claims?

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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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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 – 9:03 p.m.

In Part 1 of this expose, I “copy and pasted” the public information request and answers by the county concerning the employment contract of political lobbyist Fred Aguiar (view here).

Now I am going to copy and paste the second public information request submitted on September 30, 2016. The answers were provided on October 7.

Read the answers carefully and note them. I did. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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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IE Business Daily: Syrian Refugee Crisis Roils SB County Supervisor Race

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By Inland Empire Business Daily
October 22, 2016

According to multiple news reports at least 23 Syrian refugees have been settled in the City of Victorville by the Federal Government.

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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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By Stephanie K. Baer, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/20/16 – 9:35 AM PDT |

WEST COVINA >> Councilman Mike Spence pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of a drug Thursday morning.

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Joseph Turner
Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 9:28 a.m.

Corruption and political graft in San Bernardino County continues unabated.

Did you know that Supervisor Robert Lovingood gave a campaign donor and Sacramento lobbyist who lives 300 miles away a cushy part-time job that pays more than $122,000 a year?

Need proof? Ok.

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Joseph Turner
Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 1:44 a.m.

A gigantic bomb was dropped on First District Supervisor “Do-Nothing” Bob Lovingood late Tuesday morning when his challenger, Angela Valles, informed district voters that unvetted Syrian refugees have been secretly dumped in the High Desert community of Victorville.

It doesn’t take a degree in political science to know that the High Desert folk aren’t going to be too excited at the news.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you that the timing of this news comes at a disastrous time for the Lovingood campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Campaigns

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 mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
jmiller@sacbee.com
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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Capitol Alert
By Jeremy B. White
jwhite@sacbee.com
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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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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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
October 15, 2016 3:00 PM

Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, this month jointly celebrated the 10th anniversary of California’s war against greenhouse gas emissions.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 10/14/16 – 4:30 PM PDT |

West Covina Councilman Mike Spence has battled alcoholism and drug abuse for more than 20 years, he said during a recent interview when confronted about a DUI he pleaded guilty to in 1998.

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