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Newsom explains CA govt. for you 5

April 15, 2013 By John Seiler Promoting his new book, “Citizenville,” Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke to Fortune magazine. His last line was the best, explaining how he’s eager to write articles, “I’m available, and I’m cheap because I’m in government,

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Gingrich praises Lt. Gov. Newsom’s ‘Citizenville’ at CPAC 4

March 16, 2013 By Josephine Djuhana NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Former Speaker Newt Gingrich lit up CPAC on its third and final day of convention, opening with bold criticisms against the Republican establishment and its consultant culture. “The Republican establishment

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New CA GOP seeks to stop Dem ‘recipe for disaster’ 10

March 5, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The 11th Commandment, according to the gospel of former President Ronald Reagan, is an unwritten rule in the Republican Party discouraging public attacks on other Republicans, particularly GOP candidates. “Thou shalt not speak

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There are no Henry Cuellars among CA’s Democratic pols 3

Jan. 29, 2013 By Chris Reed As a libertarian believer in free minds and free markets, I’ve watched for decades the uneasy coalition in the Republican Party of libertarians/libertarian lites and determined social conservatives. What the former hold most dear

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Starving CA govt. begins to devour itself 13

Dec. 18, 2012 By Mark Cabaniss Caught between rising pension costs and  declining tax receipts, several local governments in California have gone bankrupt, including the city of San Bernardino, which has stopped making its required contributions to the California Public

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Newsom begins new anti-gun campaign 35

Dec. 15, 2012 By Katy Grimes Immediately after the horrific and tragic school shooting in Connecticut Friday, opportunistic politicians all across the country jumped on the anti-gun bandwagon. My CalWatchdog colleague John Seiler, thankfully also jumped on the politicians yesterday.

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Field’s upbeat Prop. 30 poll at odds with insiders’ assumptions 11

Nov. 1, 2012 By Chris Reed Has the fog that’s settled over national polling because of the gap between Nate Silver’s 538 blog and the Gallup/Rasmussen numbers arrived in California? Maybe. On Proposition 30, we’re seeing plenty of “precriminations,” as

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Backlash bill would block eminent domain for underwater mortgages 37

Sept. 14, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Will Americans be protected from eminent domain abuses? Eminent domain is where the government takes someone’s property, usually for a government purpose, such as building a school or road. But sometimes eminent domain is

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Lt. Gov. Newsom threatens mortgage eminent domain threateners 28

Sept. 10, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi You read the headline right.  California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is threatening those who “threaten” to “boycott” any entity of government in California that wants to use eminent domain to seize “underwater” mortgages.  Huh?

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Newsom attacks property rights

July 30, 2012 By John Seiler Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, trying to conjure up something useful from his worthless job, has positioned himself supposedly as a “pro-business” Democrat. He even went to Texas to say how the Golden State could

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