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Will Tea Party be suppressed again in 2014? 16

A year ago Americans found out that the Obama administration perpetrated the biggest abuse of the IRS since the Nixon administration 40 years earlier. The IRS targeted the conservative Tea Party for special abuse, including California groups. For example, NorCal

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Drought Wars: Where did the farm water go?

Where did that farm water go? That’s a major question stalking California during its record drought. The finger-pointing sure is under way. On Feb. 4, environmental writer Dan Bacher pointed at state water managers, claiming they made the California drought worse by

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Apple’s anti-Big Brother ad more relevant after 30 years

Thirty years on, the 1984 Super Bowl best is remembered for Apple’s iconic “1984” commercial. It included references to Big Brother and Orwell’s “1984” novel, the repressive Soviet Union during a tense part of the Cold War and the approaching

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Obama ignores global cooling freeze out 18

One part of President Obama’s State of the Union with high implications for California was this: But we have to act with more urgency because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought and coastal cities dealing

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State of the Union: Obama, the rich, the poor and California 38

In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama is expected to talk about the gap between rich and poor Americans. He has benefited himself. At the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, his credit cards were maxed

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Only 2 Californians make Gallup’s ‘most admired’ list

Every December Gallup asks Americans whom they “most admire.” Not surprisingly, this year’s winners repeated from last year. At 16 percent, President Obama was the most admired man. And at 15 percent, former Secretary of State — and potential next

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New Mexico residents resisting Obamacare ‘central control’

A member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange just reported only 291 people have signed up for Obamacare in her state. The New Mexico state motto is, “Crescit eundo,” which means, “It grows as it goes.”

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Sally Pipes: No ‘Progress’ under Obamacare

Sally Pipes is the president and CEO of CalWatchDog.com’s parent think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. She already has written three books about Obamacare, the latest being “The Cure for Obamacare,” only a couple of months old. So she knows

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EDD employees nap, watch TV, surf net, while claims stack up

My three-part series about the Employment Development Department computer system upgrade has some in the agency wanting to unload. Apparently EDD officials’ explanation of the newly updated $100 million computer system “glitches,” and claims of understaffing, aren’t the whole story,

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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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