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California readies for contested presidential primary

As the GOP field consolidates in a bitterly contested election season, California Republicans brace for an uncertain but likely bruising state primary. Though small, California’s mainstream conservative establishment has a degree of power that appears to be unusual this election cycle, coalescing

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Melendez: Cruz Overreacted Regarding Soft-Core Porn Actress

Asm. Melissa Melendez said Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz overreacted last week when he pulled an advertisement that unknowingly featured an actress who had been featured in multiple soft-core porn movies. Although Amy Lindsay, the actress, has appeared in a long

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Carly Fiorina suspends presidential campaign

  After a momentary surge wherein she cast herself as a corporate leader who could wrest America back from the “political class,” former California Senate candidate and HP CEO Carly Fiorina ended her bid for the White House. The news

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CA poised for higher primary profile

Accustomed to languishing at the tail end of the party primary calendar — a dispiriting position for a state that has long been treated as an ATM for East Coast candidates seeking national office — Californians have awoken this year to the

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Kochs’ CA donor conclave reflects uneasy race

With the Republican primary race for the presidential nomination still remarkably fluid, donors and campaign heavyweights gathered under the Koch brothers’ aegis in the California desert to discuss — and possibly shape — the party’s political future. The event, located

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CA GOP labors to keep top talent

With an underperforming field of gubernatorial candidates and no dominant figures leading the party, California Republicans have found themselves hard up for statewide leadership. Many high-profile California Republicans have shown a strong inclination to leave the state altogether to pursue their political fortunes

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GOP presidential hopefuls hit Brown back on climate

After submitting a letter-length question to Republican candidates ahead of their first round of primary-season debates, Gov. Jerry Brown has received some responses. Heated rhetoric Pressing ahead with the environmental emphasis characterizing his final term in office, Brown asked the presidential

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Federal govt. shutdown would ripple through CA

Confusion, as usual, reigns in the U.S. Capitol. Now that Sen. Ted Cruz has finished his epic speech (or filibuster, depending whom you ask), the question of whether or not House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will be able to convince

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LAT: GOP falling apart. Real story is much more striking

The Republican Party may have just seen its second straight feckless presidential campaign. Yet it has what The New York Times calls “firm hold” of the House of Representatives. And 2014 is shaping up as “unpleasant” for Democrats hoping to

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Illogical liberal view of Sen. Ted Cruz’ Canadian birth 1

May 29, 2013 By John Seiler Sometimes I wish people would take a course in logic. Here’s a free one. The Chronicle reported in a story by Richard S. Dunham: “It seems like an obscure court case from a dusty old

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