Monthly Archives: June 2007

  • Republicans: Show Us the Cuts!

    More than 4 1/2 months after the legislative conference committee concluded their work today, Republicans said they want to continue to slash the state budget by $1.5 billion. But the funny thing is, they don't have a clue on how to do it.
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  • California GOP Extremism Continues

    Oh, those darn legislative Republicans. Yesterday they decided to draw the line in the sand on the state budget by denying foster kids transitional housing. And today they're making out Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger — who hasn't raised

  • “Hillcam” Offers New Internet View of President Campaign

    Here's something that might be fun to watch: Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign will have a behind-the-scenes look at the Clintons’ 4th of July trip through Iowa next week with a "The HillCam."
     
    According to a press rele

  • Judge Turns Away Publicity Stunt Challenge to Term Limits Reform Initiative

    Yet another court has turned the attempt by US Term Limits to challenge Attorney General Jerry Brown's title and summary language for the measure to reduce and reform the term limits of state legislators.
     
    Legal experts and political obs

  • Yachts Before Foster Kids

    Republicans in the California State Senate, who recently fought hard for tax breaks for yacht owners, killed legislation that would have helped hundreds of former foster youth avoid homelessness today — taking out their extremism on some of

  • John Doolittle’s Reverse-Midas Touch Ends Former-Protégé’s Assembly Race

    The ever-widening John Doolittle scandal appears to have claimed yet another political career today. According to the FlashReport, Jason Larrabee, who was running to succeed termed-out state Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa in the 2nd Assembly District,

  • Senate Immigration Reform Fails to Climb Cloture Fence

    After a glimmer of life yesterday, the U.S. Senate immigration compromise bill is dead — again. It needed 60 votes to overcome cloture and didn't even reach 50, ending with a disappointing 46-53 vote. Only a quarter of GO

  • Another One Bites the Dust: The Bakersfield California Closes its Sacramento Bureau

    The Bakersfield California sliced 40 jobs today, including closing its one-person Sacramento bureau and its reporter, long-time Capitol reporter Vic Pollard. The move follows cutbacks at the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee editor

  • Congress Should Investigate California GOP Immigration Scandal

    Now that the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials believe the California Republican Party may have broken federal immigration laws by hiring an immigrant without verifying his legal residency, i

  • Young Americans Moving Left

    Democrats can take comfort that a new generation of voters is leaning our way, according to a New York Times poll released this morning.

    Younger workers back universal health care, marriage equality, and comprehensive immigration reform.

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