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Immigration reform in 2014? Not so fast

One of the most poignant, and frequently discussed, political narratives to come out of Washington in the last year has been the relationship between House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on the one hand; and on the other hand the conservative

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McClintock: Ryan budget plan riddled with dishonesty

Tom McClintock, once the shrewdest guy in the Legislature, is now among the shrewder people in Congress. Last night the Northern California lawmaker sent out a column trashing the two-year budget compromise approved by the House at the behest of

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Paul Ryan budget deal begs question: Why Republicans?

January will begin in earnest the California mid-term election cycle. Although Gov. Jerry Brown’s seat likely is secure, assuming he’s running for re-election, Republicans hope to gain seats in the California Legislature and in California’s delegation to the U.S. House

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Good and bad news on bullet train(s) front 6

March 24, 2013 By Chris Reed As I wrote last week, the budget that Senate Democrats have embraced contains so little discretionary funding for California’s bullet-train project that it is impossible to see how the $68 billion project ever gets

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