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AB32, Trump help Schwarzenegger repair reputation

In 2011, after his seven-year run as governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger had plenty of reasons to worry about how his time in elected office might be remembered. It wasn’t just that he was widely viewed as an under-performing leader who never

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Will Nunez scandal hurt Villaraigosa Senate run?

It’s looking like former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is running for the U.S. Senate seat now open with Sen. Barbara Boxer’s impending retirement. He’s “very, very close to running,” close friend Fabian Nunez told the Los Angeles Times. “There’s still a

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Sacramento pack somehow perceives well-run state government

Happy Fourth, everyone! In January 2008. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he backed state lawmakers’ push to revise strict term limits for a specific reason. In response to a question I asked him at an editorial board meeting, Arnold said

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Campaign committees fund life of luxury

The political chicken dinner has gone upscale. In the first half of the year, legislative leaders, political parties and political action committees lured campaign contributors with limousine rides, gourmet meals and swag bags loaded with booze and iPad Minis, a

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Nunez: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Katy Grimes: On the first day of the hearing in a lawsuit against the State of California and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for commuting the sentence of Esteban Nunez, son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, the elder Nunez clearly

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Arnold's enviro scam

John Seiler: I’ve always thought Gov. Arnold’s embrace of extreme environmentalism, such as AB 32, was a scam to make him look good. Now we’re finally getting some facts to confirm that. From the L.A. Times: Reporting from Sacramento —

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