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California Primary and Convention could both be “messy” for Democrats

LI #46 Bernie Sanders at Podium
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:00am 5/24/2016 at 10:00am
LI #46 Bernie Sanders at Podium

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders predicts that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be “messy” as he presses his progressive platform planks: “Democracy is not always nice...

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Anti-Israel students ambush, attack Jewish Movie Screening at UC-Irvine

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:35am 5/20/2016 at 11:35am
UCI Muslim Protest Jewish Meeting

Two student groups at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), ambushed a movie screening held by Students Supporting Israel (SSI).

Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel, who was on campus for a Campus Reform meeting, posted this video on Facebook:

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California Bracing for Alberta-Sized Wildfires

LI #32 California Wildfire
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8:30am 5/10/2016 at 8:30am
LI #32 California Wildfire

Good news for the Canadians battling the massive Alberta wildfire: the fire crews battling the blaze have received aid from cooler weather:

Alberta fire official Chad Morrison said firefighters were mak...

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California Dreaming: Smoking tobacco bad, smoking pot good

LI #29 California Smoking
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/7/2016 at 4:30pm
LI #29 California Smoking

Finally, some good news from the Golden State!

It looks like we have solved all our other problems, so Governor Jerry Brown was able to focus on the issue of paramount importance: Smoking!

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a package of bills that will regulate the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes and...

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What I saw at the San Diego Clinton Rally Today

LI #27 Bill Clinton in California
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 5/4/2016 at 7:00pm
LI #27 Bill Clinton in California

In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ shock win in Indiana, and now substantially narrowed GOP field, the center of the Democratic Party’s political universe is now California.

Since there is currently a mere two point poll gap between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, every vote in this state is critical. So, both...

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Protesters and rioters disrupt Trump’s CA rallies

LI #23 Trump Protest
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00pm 4/29/2016 at 8:00pm
LI #23 Trump Protest

Anti-Trump protesters surrounded rally sites, waved Mexican flags, and ventured to prevent Trump supporters from seeing The Donald speak.

The term “protesters” being used to describe these thuggish demonstrators is an inaccurate, weak description. They harassed and intimidated Trump’s supports who were attempting to hear the candidate speak at two separate...

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Now, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s poaching CA businesses!

LI #021 California vs Florida
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:30am 4/27/2016 at 8:30am
LI #021 California vs Florida

I followed former Texas Rick Perry’s poaching of California businesses when he was still in office.

Now, Florida’s governor is going to pick up where Perry left...

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Gov. Jerry Brown’s Greenhouse Gas Executive Order Challenged

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:30am 4/22/2016 at 8:30am
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Regular Legal Insurrection readers may recall that prior to signing the new state minimum wage law, California Governor Jerry Brown was heckled at the Paris Climate Conference.

Brown was challenged by a group of protesters opposed to carbon offset programs they said could hurt indigenous people. However, his enthusiasm for imposing draconian...

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California’s $15 Minimum Wage Hike Costs UC Berkeley Jobs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 18, 2016 at 3:00pm 4/18/2016 at 3:00pm
california minimum wage hike job cuts uc berkeley layoffs

Minimum wage hikes tend to hurt lower income-wage earners more than help.

California recently mandated a $15 minimum wage. Now, facilities maintenance and food service workers at UC Berkeley may find their jobs imperiled.

Justin Holcomb writes for Townhall:

The $15 minimum wage hike in California has sent financially troubled UC Berkeley into...

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CA Sen. Boxer’s Classless Questioning during Climate Change Hearing

LI #14 Babs Boxer
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 18, 2016 at 8:30am 4/18/2016 at 8:30am
LI #14 Babs Boxer

The Environment and Public Works Committee has been gathering testimony from a wide range of witnesses (industry experts, military official, and faith leaders) to discuss the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan.

Because the Senators obviously wanted listed to many different perspectives, those invited to offer input included...

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CA Panel OKs parole for Manson Family cult killer

LI #13 Leslie Van Houten
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 10:30am 4/17/2016 at 10:30am
LI #13 Leslie Van Houten

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger severely damaged his already questionable reputation by shortening the sentence of the son of a political ally serving time for the brutal murder of another young man.

Another California murderer is now slated to go free. Our current governor has a chance to enhance his legacy by...

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BREAKING – Cruz Plans To Steal California by Having Trump Fail to Prep Groundgame (#Sarcasm)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm 4/13/2016 at 7:00pm
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Donald Trump inexplicably waited until YESTERDAY to name a State Political Director in California.

The California primary on June 7 could determine whether Trump reaches the magic 1237 majority delegate number prior to the July convention. By all reports, Cruz is far ahead in the ground game in California, which awards delegates...

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What I saw at San Diego’s Ted Cruz Rally

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 4:15pm 4/12/2016 at 4:15pm
LI #09A Cruz Cover

Californians are thrilled at the prospect of having their votes actually matter during the presidential primary season, especially when every delegate is critical.

So many Republicans in the southern California area headed to various rallies yesterday to see aspirant Senator Ted Cruz. I joined two of our local Tea Party bloggers (W.C....

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Thanks to Schwarzenegger, killer released from prison early

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:30am 4/12/2016 at 11:30am
Thanks to Schwarzenegger, killer released from prison early california governor pardon killer

If the list “Best California Governors” is ever created, our current one has a better shot at making the cut than Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger began his time in office with record high approval ratings (89% in December 2003), he left office with a record low 23% in 2011, only one percent higher...

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CA’s AG Kamala Harris: Worse than Senator Boxer?

LI #04 Harris and Boxer
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10:00am 4/7/2016 at 10:00am
LI #04 Harris and Boxer

I would like to introduce you to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is running for the U.S. Senate and hoping to take the seat occupied by Barbara “Don’t Call Me Ma’am” Boxer.

I would like to say that Harris, who is both the likely nominee...

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California Prepares for Tsunami of Primary Voters

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/6/2016 at 1:00pm
california prepares for tsunami of primary voters

California’s primary is June 7th, and because of the ongoing election drama of both parties, voters in the Golden State are already very excited about their votes making a difference. So much so that the state’s election officials are preparing for an election-day

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California: Where Economic Justice Trumps Economic Reason

LI #02 Jerry Brown Signing Minimum Wage
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10:00am 4/5/2016 at 10:00am
LI #02 Jerry Brown Signing Minimum Wage

About a week ago, I noted that California lawmakers and public employee unions cut a deal to avoid a ballot battle over a $15/hour minimum wage within the state.

Now, Governor Jerry Brown officially signed it into law:

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