Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 11:30 p.m.
Great Britain citizens have voted to leave the European Union.
Politics, Government & Business in California's Inland Empire
By Mark Sherman
Jun 23, 2016 – 10:50 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
June 20, 2016
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but he nonetheless should serve time in prison for lying to federal investigators during a probe into jail abuses by sheriff’s deputies, the U.S. attorney’s office has concluded.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 10:45 p.m.
InlandPolitics.com has confirmed the existence of an active investigation, being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), into multiple San Bernardino County governmental agencies.
May 26, 2016
The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistle-blower case against Prime Healthcare Services, adding significant weight to allegations of widespread Medicare overbilling at 14 of the company’s hospitals in California.
Published: May 25, 2016 — 7:51 AM PDT
Updated: May 25, 2016 — 9:39 AM PDT
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail system while she was secretary of state violated State Department rules, the agency’s inspector general concluded in a report that will hand Republicans an additional line of attack as the general election campaign gets under way.
By Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum)
05/19/16 – 5:22 PM
A federal judge has ordered annual ethics classes for Justice Department attorneys as a punishment for being “intentionally deceptive” during litigation over President Obama’s executive immigration orders.
By Morgan Cook |
April 28, 2016 – 7 a.m.
An ethics advocacy group has filed complaints with two federal oversight agencies, asking officials to investigate what the group describes as a pattern of questionable campaign spending by Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Alpine.
By Ben White and Nolan D. McCaskill
Published: 04/20/16 – 11:56 AM EDT
Updated: 04/20/16 – 08:05 PM EDT
Harriet Tubman will bump Andrew Jackson from the front of the $20 bill while Alexander Hamilton will stay put on the $10 — a historic move that gives a woman prime placement on U.S. currency and quells a controversy kicked up by Hamilton super-fans.
Noam N. Levey
April 19, 2016
UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, announced Tuesday that it would stop selling health plans through the Affordable Care Act next year in most of the 34 of states where it operates.
By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/17/16 – 11:16 PM PDT |
Federal prosecutors and FBI agents investigating allegations of inmate abuse at a San Bernardino County jail have conducted follow-up interviews with about a half-dozen current and former prisoners in the last month, their attorneys said.
By Ellen Nakashima
April 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM
The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter.
By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 04/09/16 – 6:52 PM PDT |
David Bowdich, the FBI’s highest-ranking agent in Los Angeles and a key figure in the San Bernardino mass shooting investigation, is leaving California to become the third-highest ranking officer in the bureau.
By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 04/07/16 – 1:34 PM PDT |
PASADENA >> A defense attorney in San Bernardino County’s Colonies corruption case and an assistant U.S. attorney battled it out in federal court Thursday over whether the government should destroy documents seized during a search of defendant Jeff Burum’s home and office in 2011.
April 6, 2016
A federal jury on Wednesday convicted former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka of deliberately impeding an FBI investigation, capping a jail abuse and obstruction scandal that reached to the top echelons of the Sheriff’s Department.
Joel Rubin , James Queally and Paresh Dave
March 28, 2016
Federal officials on Monday dropped their legal fight against Apple after unlocking the iPhone used by an assailant in last year’s San Bernardino terror attack, leaving unsettled a vexing debate over privacy and security amid rapid advances in technology.
Technology | Wed Mar 23, 2016 – 6:53am EDT
By Tova Cohen
Editing by Elaine Hardcastle
Israel’s Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Sarah D. Wire
March 11, 2016
A recent study shows nearly half of California workers don’t have a retirement savings plan available at work, and the U.S. Treasury Department is hoping a new no fee, no minimum deposit retirement saving program will fill the gap.
February 29, 2016
Apple won the latest round in its battle with the U.S. government over accessing iPhones in criminal investigations on Monday when a federal judge said he would not force the technology company to assist in a drug probe.
By Tami Abdollah and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
Posted: 02/23/16 – 10:34 AM PST |
WASHINGTON — Some family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino terror attack will file court papers in support of a judge’s order that Apple Inc. help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone as part of the terrorism investigation, a lawyer and others said Monday.
By Dan Levine
Technology | Mon Feb 22, 2016 – 11:24am EST
Some victims of the San Bernardino attack will file a legal brief in support of the U.S. government’s attempt to force Apple Inc to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the shooters, a lawyer representing the victims said on Sunday.
Tami Abdollah and Bree Fowler | AP
February 21, 2016 – 03:17 PM
The county government that owned the iPhone in a high-profile legal battle between Apple Inc. and the Justice Department paid for but never installed a feature that would have allowed the FBI to easily and immediately unlock the phone as part of the terrorism investigation into the shootings that killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California.
February 19, 2016
Senior Apple executives underscored Friday that they have no intention of backing down in a high-stakes fight with the FBI over an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s San Bernardino terror attack.
February 18, 2016
Legal titan Ted Olson has signed on to help Apple Inc. fight a court order requiring the tech giant to assist the FBI in unlocking a phone belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists, court records show.
By: Gina Silva
Posted: Feb 17 2016 – 09:29 PM PST
Updated: Feb 17 2016 – 10:33 PM PST
Fox 11 News has exposed one case after another of children beaten, tortured, and left to die in abusive homes in our ongoing series, The Children Are Dying. Our sources say many of those children would be alive today if the San Bernardino County Department of Children and Family Services had done its job.
Tracey Lien, Brian Bennett, Paresh Dave and James Queally
February 17, 2016
Setting up a pitched battle between Silicon Valley and the counter-terrorism community, Apple’s chief executive said Wednesday that his company would fight a court order demanding the tech giant’s help in the San Bernardino attack investigation, turning what had been a philosophical dispute into a legal skirmish that could have major ramifications for the tech industry.
February 16, 2016
A top Federal Reserve official who administered the 2008 bank bailout fund suggested Tuesday that Congress consider breaking up the largest financial firms or treating them like public utilities to prevent their failures.
Joel Rubin and Cindy Chang
February 12, 2016
The sheriff’s lie came 25 minutes into the interview.
Shelby Grad and Richard Winton
February 10, 2016
At the center of the FBI’s investigation into abuses at the Los Angeles County Jail was a top-secret program known as Operation Pandora’s Box.
Joel Rubin, Cindy Chang and Harriet Ryan
February 10, 2016
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal investigators, a stunning reversal for the longtime law enforcement leader who for years insisted he played no role in the misconduct that tarnished his agency.
January 19, 2016 – 9:57 a.m. EST
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will give President Obama a final shot at implementing his plan to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
January 8, 2016
More than a decade after Congress called for tougher standards for state identification cards and driver’s licenses, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced deadlines for states to comply with the new regulations.
By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Posted: 01/05/16 – 3:25 PM PST |
The gun control measures a tearful President Barack Obama announced Tuesday would not have prevented the slaughter of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut; 14 county workers at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California; or a dozen moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado.
By Rachael Bade and Josh Gerstein
Published: 12/31/15 – 11:46 AM EST
Updated: 12/31/15 – 06:54 PM EST
More than 1,200 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server during her time at the State Department have now been deemed classified, after the agency publicly released its eighth batch of the messages late Thursday.
December 26, 2015
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department already was engulfed in a jail brutality scandal when a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office examined the beating of Gabriel Carrillo.
Sarah Parvini, Paloma Esquivel, Laura J. Nelson and Anh Do
December 18, 2015
It has become a sobering pattern of his presidency: Air Force One touches down in a heartbroken town and President Obama rushes toward the grief. He meets moms and dads, fiancés and friends — the newest members of a club no one would choose to join, Americans whose loved ones died in a mass shooting.
On Friday evening, it was San Bernardino’s turn.
By Christine Mai-Duc
December 18, 2015
The sweeping budget deal — a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill — tackles a number of policy areas, including making some $650 billion in tax breaks permanent, adopting new cybersecurity rules and repealing a decades-old ban on crude oil exports.
December 17, 2015
By approving a massive package of tax breaks Thursday, House Republicans — who have made deficit-slashing the holy grail of their majority — just piled on nearly $650 billion in red ink.
Michael A. Memoli
December 16, 2015
President Obama will travel to San Bernardino on Friday to join in mourning the 14 victims of the Dec. 2 mass shooting that he has called an act of terrorism, the White House said Wednesday.
December 16, 2015
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark short-term interest rate for the first time in 9 1/2 years, providing a long-awaited vote of confidence for the recovery from the Great Recession by beginning to remove the last of the central bank’s extraordinary steps to boost economic growth.
What’s really in the year-end tax and spending bill?
By Bernie Becker
12/16/15 – 04:24 PM EST
Congress released more than 2,200 pages of legislation in the dead of night — containing $1.1 trillion in spending, about $680 billion in tax cuts and a string of other policy changes.
By Roll Call Staff
Posted on Dec. 16 at 10:52 a.m.
Both Democrats and Republicans won a few and lost a few in the $1.1 trillion spending bill and package of tax extensions that congressional negotiators agreed on late Tuesday.
December 16, 2015
When Congress legislates at night and in haste, you can be sure mischief is being done. Sure enough, the budget deal announced late Tuesday by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), takes an ax to efforts to limit the torrent of big money into politics.
By Christie Smythe and Keri Geiger | December 17, 2015
Martin Shkreli, the boyish drug company entrepreneur, who rocketed to infamy by jacking up the price of a life-saving pill from $13.50 to $750, was arrested by federal agents at his Manhattan home early Thursday morning on securities fraud related to a firm he founded.
By Matt Apuzzo, Michale S. Schmidt and Julia Preston
December 12, 2015
WASHINGTON — Tashfeen Malik, who with her husband carried out the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., passed three background checks by American immigration officials as she moved to the United States from Pakistan. None uncovered what Ms. Malik had made little effort to hide — that she talked openly on social media about her views on violent jihad.
Richard A. Serrano and Teresa Watanabe
December 12, 2015
As FBI divers continue to paddle the murky waters of a lake in San Bernardino, the federal investigation into the massacre at a county health department gathering is reaching a critical juncture: With whom were the two shooters in contact?
By Kathleen Hennessey
Dec 7, 2915 – 8:49 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no new policy prescriptions, no fresh military strategies and no timelines. When President Barack Obama seized the spotlight for a rare prime time address Sunday night, he came with one major message: It’s going to be OK.
By Peter Baker and Eric Schmitt
December 5, 2015
WASHINGTON — The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama reassured Americans there was “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.” Seven days later came an explosion of gunfire and the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001.
AP California News
By Amanda lee Myers and Tami Abdollah
Dec 4, 2015 – 3:55 PM EST
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The FBI announced Friday that it is investigating the mass shooting in Southern California as an act of terrorism, while a U.S. law enforcement official revealed that the woman who helped her husband carry out the attack had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and its leader on Facebook under an alias.
December 2, 2015
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen, saying the U.S. economy has come a long way since the Great Recession, gave clear signals Wednesday that the central bank was likely to raise interest rates this month.
By Brian Faler
12/02/15 – 05:37 PM EST
Congress is eyeing a year-end budget-busting tax cut blowout.
By Alexander Bolton – 11/25/15 06:01 AM EST
Congressional leaders face several hurdles to getting a budget deal done by the Dec. 11 deadline, including a fight over health funding that is holding up the omnibus spending package.
By Rex Dalton
November 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM
A coalition of national legal authorities is calling for a federal investigation of the Orange County District Attorney and Sheriff’s Department for alleged systemic violations of defendants’ rights involving jail informants.
November 19, 2015
Industry giant UnitedHealth has warned it may quit selling Obamacare coverage across the country, raising questions about an expansion in California.
November 19, 2015
Tapping into heightened security fears after the Paris terrorist attacks, House Republicans — joined by many Democrats — rebuffed President Obama on Thursday and overwhelmingly approved legislation that would in effect halt the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq to the U.S.
November 18, 2015
Most Federal Reserve policymakers believe next month could be the right time to nudge up a key interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade, according to minutes of their last meeting.
By Eric Pianin
November 16, 2015
First, the administration revealed that enrollments for Obamacare next year will barely hit 10 million, far below previous projections.
November 15, 2015 — 4:00 PM PST
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he supports allowing undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. without gaining citizenship, and that he doesn’t believe mass deportation, an idea promoted by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is feasible.
By Inland Empire Business Daily
November 14, 2015
Nine months ago Political Whispers declared immigration reform dead. President Obama’s executive amnesty was the final nail in the coffin that ended any ability for a compromise in this congress or future congresses.
By Josh Gerstein and Seung Min Kim
11/10/15 – 11:55 AM EST
Updated: 11/10/15 – 05:27 PM EST
The Obama administration will ask the Supreme Court to allow President Barack Obama to proceed with a round of executive actions to make it easier for millions of undocumented immigrants to live and work in the U.S., the Justice Department said Tuesday.
David G. Savage, Brian Bennett and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
October 9, 2015
A federal appeals court dealt a severe and possibly fatal blow Monday to President Obama’s executive actions to allow up to 5 million immigrants living illegally in the United States to stay and obtain work permits.
Christi Parsons and Paul Richter
November 6, 2015
President Obama announced Friday that he was rejecting the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project because it wouldn’t serve U.S. interests, dismissing its potential economic benefits as insignificant over time as he sought to close a long-running chapter in the political fight over global warming.
November 5, 2015
The long-anticipated release Thursday of the sweeping Pacific Rim trade agreement text set off an intense public battle over its pros and cons that probably will rage until Congress issues its own verdict next year.
By Carol D. Leonnig
November 5, 2015 at 1:22 PM
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson will be getting Secret Service details within days, a move authorized by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.
By Staff Reports
Posted Nov. 2, 2015 at 11:24 AM
Updated Nov 2, 2015 at 11:25 AM
Southern California Logistics Airport was awarded a $6 million grant by the Federal Aviation Administration last month to rehabilitate nearly 1.8 million square feet of asphalt pavement with full-strength pavement and approximately 200,000 square feet of asphalt shoulders, as well as replace all runway markings removed during the construction.
David G. Savage
November 1, 2015
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will not consider or negotiate an immigration reform bill during President Obama’s tenure, ruling out calls to revive the issue in an effort to broaden GOP appeal to Latino voters before the 2016 election.
By Kelsey Snell
October 27, 2015 at 1:30 AM
House Republican leaders introduced legislation just before midnight on Monday, finalizing a two-year budget agreement between Congressional leaders and the White House. The introduction sets up a vote as early as Wednesday on the bipartisan budget deal which would increase military and domestic spending and avert a potentially catastrophic default in exchange for long-term spending cuts.
By Seung Min Kim
10/25/15 – 05:29 PM EDT
Senate Republicans’ carefully-laid plans to use a powerful fast-track tool to send an Obamacare repeal to President Barack Obama is running into fresh resistance, with new opposition from high-profile conservatives and bubbling concerns from moderates.
Sarah D. Wire
October 21, 2015
The Republican members of California’s delegation are demanding a government plan to store the deluge of water that could come with El Niño this winter.
By City News Service
Posted: 10/16/15 – 8:01 PM PDT |
LOS ANGELES >> In a case stemming from the beating of a handcuffed man at Men’s Central Jail, a sixth former member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was indicted Friday on federal charges for allegedly participating in the cover-up of the incident.
By Stephen Ohlemacher
Oct 11, 8:15 AM (ET)
WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation’s population.
They can blame low gas prices.
October 5, 2015
Cadiz Inc.’s plans to sell Mojave Desert groundwater to Southern California communities have hit a major federal roadblock.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Oct. 2, 2015 | 6:11 p.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he won’t sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democrats work out a long-term budget deal with the White House.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
WASHINGTON — The federal government will hit a legal debt limit and be unable to borrow more money around Nov. 5, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday.
By Mike DeBonis and Kelsey Snell
September 26, 2015 at 9:18 PM
House Speaker John A. Boehner’s stunning resignation throws the congressional agenda into disarray, with short-term hope for passing crucial items offset by the long-term fear that old battles will only be repeated.
By Amber Phillips
September 25 at 12:48 PM
Today is John Boehner’s day. Tomorrow could very much belong to Kevin McCarthy.
By Jake Sherman , Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
09/25/15 – 07:28 PM EDT
Mike Sommers was the only one John Boehner trusted with the news.
By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 09/24/15 – 4:41 PM PDT |
SAN BERNARDINO >> With air traffic increasing dramatically, the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded San Bernardino International Airport a $1.3 million federal grant to improve its taxiway.
By Eugene Scott, CNN
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | Updated 12:01 PM ET,
Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump on Saturday said it is not his job to correct supporters’ claims about the President, defending his decision not to take issue with a man who disparaged Muslims and said President Barack Obama is not an American.
By Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee
September 17, 2015
Cautious Federal Reserve policymakers on Thursday held a key interest rate at near zero, opting to wait longer to remove the unprecedented easy-money stimulus to determine whether recent global financial market volatility has slowed the U.S. economy.
By David G. Savage
September 9, 2015
House Republicans won the opening round in a lawsuit against President Obama over their claim that his administration spent money for health insurers under the Affordable Care Act without receiving needed approval by Congress.
September 9, 2015
Conservatives in Congress are mounting what will likely be a futile fight to defund Planned Parenthood, even if it means shutting down the entire federal government.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.
GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been a master at selecting his campaign theme issues.
By Michael S. Schmid
September 7, 2015
WASHINGTON — A special intelligence review of two emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton received as secretary of state on her personal account — including one about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program — has endorsed a finding by the inspector general for the intelligence agencies that the emails contained highly classified information when Mrs. Clinton received them, senior intelligence officials said.
Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 11:30 a.m.
Settlements have been reached with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the mismanagement and plundering of accounts held at a now-defunct Redlands-based investment advisory firm.