Archive for May 13th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Some humor from the Redlands Tea Party Patriots

McMahon+Ramos Mockup

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 02:30 p.m.

The above revision to a joint political mailer from the campaigns of Sheriff John McMahon, and District Attorney Michael Ramos, is making the rounds on social media this afternoon.

It’s very creative to say the least!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 02: 15 p.m.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has mounted a full-court press in an effort to takeover San Bernardino County’s largest labor union.

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McMahon-Ramos Mailer

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Looks we have a new Batman on the scene.

He’s the third to ascend to the keys to the Batmobile.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Jail commander transferred

SBCO Sheriff Badge

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff has announced a list of transfers Tuesday morning.

Contained in the list is the transfer of the commander of the High Desert Detention Center, located in Adelanto, to the Barstow Sheriff’s Station.

West Valley Detention Center

The West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on May 8. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — Staff photographer)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/12/14, 4:43 PM PDT |

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Inmates at the West Valley Detention in Rancho Cucamonga alleging they were tortured and terrorized by deputies also say they were denied grievance forms and threatened with retaliation if they pressed the issue.

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Raul Ruiz


May 12, 2014; 10:10 PM

Rep. Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert is expected to ride his name recognition and other advantages of incumbency to one of the top two spots in the June 3 California primary.

To read story by Elizabeth Held in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Upland seal

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/12/14, 11:20 PM PDT |

UPLAND >> A resident has raised the question if Mayor Ray Musser violated the Brown Act when he got council consensus to cancel a town hall meeting scheduled for last week.

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LATimes: Budget talks won’t be easy for governor

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has repeatedly said there won’t be enough money to fund every worthy program.

Chris Megerian
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When Gov. Jerry Brown releases his latest budget plan Tuesday, he will already have a major fiscal victory under his belt, having cut a deal to strengthen the state’s reserve fund.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, May. 13, 2014 – 12:00 am

This is the drill in the state Senate this year, a least so far:

A scandal of some type erupts and Senate leaders respond with some supposedly corrective changes in rules governing the political game.

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Politico: John Boehner bans a return to earmarks

John Boehner

Speaker John Boehner

By BURGESS EVERETT | 5/12/14 2:43 PM EDT Updated: 5/12/14 3:37 PM EDT

An earmark revival may be causing a stir in the Capitol — but John Boehner said there’s no way the House is going back to that “nonsense” under his leadership.

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Timothy Geithner

Former Treasury secretary adds context to behind-the-scenes White House budget machinations.

National Journal

By Ron Fournier
May 12, 2014

In his forthcoming memoir, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner captures a moment at which President Obama faced a choice between forging ahead with a promise to seek GOP compromise on the nation’s debt crisis or bow to pressure from his liberal base.

Obama chose surrender.

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