Archive for January 5th, 2016

InlandPolitics: In 2016, it’s still all Donald Trump, all the time


Tuesday, January 5, 2015 – 01:00 p.m.

It’s January 2016, and it’s still Donald Trump firmly in command.

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Donald Trump - Massachusetts Rally

The Fix
By Chris Cillizza
January 5, 2015 at 8:25 AM

Donald Trump went to Lowell, Mass. — a town about five miles south of the New Hampshire border — for one of his now-trademark big-arena rallies on Monday night.

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Jeff Stone

State Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula.

Published: Jan. 4, 2016 – Updated: 10:01 p.m.

There will be no attempt, at least for now, to recall state Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, following his support of a bill that requires vaccinations for almost all of California’s schoolchildren.

To read article by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Tony Rackauckas

Orange County Dist. Atty Tony Rackauckas created a special committee in July amid mounting criticism about the use of jailhouse informants by his office. (Los Angeles Times)

Matt Hamilton and James Queally
December 4, 2015

A “failure of leadership” at the Orange County district attorney’s office led to repeated problems with the handling of jailhouse informants and helped erode confidence in criminal cases that rely on their testimony, according to a report made public Monday.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
January 4, 2016 2:37 PM

  • State getting billions of extra dollars
  • Democrats want to spend financial windfall
  • Gov. Jerry Brown remains reluctant

Halfway through the 2015-16 fiscal year, state finances are continuing to improve with billions of extra revenue dollars.

Ordinarily, that would be good news.

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Los Angeles has had several sites proposed for an NFL stadium over the years, yet the nation’s second-largest city is still without a team.

Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno
January 5, 2016

In an aggressive move Monday to end the NFL’s two-decade absence from Los Angeles, three franchises — the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams — submitted relocation applications to the league on the first day they were eligible to do so.

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