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Dianne Feinstein pleas for GOP votes on drought bill

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Study Finds Tripling Tobacco Tax Would Ignite Smuggling

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Minimum wage bill advances to Senate floor

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 The Republicans Best Chance in 2014
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 San Jose's Democratic mayor backs Republican for state controller

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. Michael Macor/The Chronicle Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s campaign for controller got a bipartisan boost Tuesday when Chuck Reed, San  Jose’s Democratic mayor, endorsed the Republican candidate. “Ashley ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Kamala Harris, Chuck Reed, Betty T. Yee
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 Did Congress pass Obamacare the right way? Court dismisses lawsuit.

The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate citing Congress's tax-writing authority, the lawsuit noted. But the federal appeals court said Obamacare's purpose is not to raise revenue, so it did not have to originate in the House. »Read

In this article: John Roberts, Timothy Sandefur, Senate Democrats
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 San Jose's Democratic mayor backs GOP controller candidate

[...] when Reed persuaded San Jose voters in 2012 to pass Measure B, which called for city workers to pay more into their pension fund and required a citywide vote before retirement benefits could be increased, labor unions howled and filed lawsuits ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Kamala Harris, Chuck Reed, Betty T. Yee
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 In the Loop: Senate clock is ticking as nominees wait on their fate

We’re now into serious nail-biting time for about 150 nominees to see whether they’ll be confirmed by the Senate before the lawmakers slither out of town for a five-week recess. The slow-boat route, via filing for cloture, would mean only a ... »Read

In this article: Tony Cardenas, Judy Chu, Linda T. Sanchez
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 CBRE revenue jumps 22%; profit soars 51%

Real estate services firm CBRE Group Inc. reported a 22% jump in revenue during the second quarter, led in part by a leap in leasing commissions as U.S. firms expanded in the improving economy. »Read

In this article: George P. Miller, Film tax, Zev Yaroslavsky
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 Attorney says he's dropping Bryan Singer's accuser as a client

Michael Egan, the man who accused 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager, is being dropped as a client by his lawyers. »Read

In this article: George P. Miller, Film tax, Zev Yaroslavsky
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 Senate unanimously confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble chief Robert McDonald as secretary of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. Tuesday’s vote represented a rare example of swift, bipartisan action by the Senate to ... »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 NASCAR levies heavy fines on Denny Hamlin and crew chief after Indy

Driver Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing team drew heavy penalties from NASCAR on Tuesday because Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota had unapproved parts in a race Sunday. »Read

In this article: George P. Miller, Film tax, Zev Yaroslavsky
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 How the Democrats Co-Opted Tea Party's Impeachment Talk

Chatter about impeachment has been all the rage in Washington this summer. Democrats say Republicans are shilling for it. Republicans counter that the buzz is merely a Democratic fundraising ploy. So who really started it -- and when? »Read

In this article: Andrew Johnson, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi
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 Minimum wage: Let San Diego's referendum begin

The honeymoon between San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and the City Council is over »Read

In this article: Kevin Faulconer, minimum wage, referendum
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 Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of health care premiums increased significantly this year, as he pushes for more authority to regulate those costs.... »Read

In this article: Dave Jones, Robin Swanson
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 Jones: Fearful of voters, insurers will temper health rate hikes

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who is pushing a ballot measure to give him the power to regulate health insurance rates, released an analysis Tuesday showing that health insurance costs for individuals increased dramatically over the ... »Read

In this article: Charles Bacchi, Dave Jones, Robin Swanson
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 Dave Jones: Data shows steep insurance rate hikes ... in 2014

In a pre-emptive strike against what are expected to be lower-than-expected health plan rates for 2015, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones took to the bully pulpit Tuesday to rail against rate hikes in 2014 as well as rally support for a ... »Read

In this article: Dave Jones, Robin Swanson
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 14 Merchants Suspended For Illegal Tobacco Sales To LA Minors

City officials Tuesday revealed a new policy to curb the illegal sale of both tobacco and e-cigarette products to minors. »Read

In this article: Mike Feuer, Nury Martinez, Barack Obama
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 Mercury News editorial: PUC president's unethical behavior laid bare

The state Attorney General's office should immediately investigate PUC President Michael Peevey and his staff's blatantly inappropriate contacts with PG&E. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Jerry Hill, Michael R. Peevey, Jackie Speier
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 Sick leave policies pick up steam

Biviana Lagunas must skip class or her part-time job when her 4-year-old germ-magnet brother Derik is running a fever, because their mother has no paid time off. »Read

In this article: minimum wage, referendum, sick leave
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 Senate Confirms McDonald as VA Secretary

(WASHINGTON) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans’ waits for health care and VA ... »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Barack Obama
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 Carly for President? BRING ON THE DEMON SHEEP!

My colleague Michelle Quinn reports today on the possibility that Carly Fiorina, the former HP CEO who was California’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 2010, might be exploring a presidential bid. Me, I just hope that if she does, she once ... »Read

In this article: Fred Davis, Fred Davis, Carly Fiorina
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 Bob McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary

The former Procter & Gamble executive will face serious challenges and high expectations as he tries to reform the embattled agency »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Senate Democrats
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 Senate approves McDonald for VA

The former Procter & Gamble executive will take the helm of a deeply troubled agency. »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Barack Obama
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 Protest Raises Questions About Contract Workers of Legislative Branch

Labor issues came to Capitol Hill Tuesday, as federal contractors protested wages at Union Station and members of Congress used the opportunity to discuss workers' rights among contractors and employees in the legislative branch. »Read

In this article: John Lewis, minimum wage
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 GOP steps it up for convention, Sec'y of State race

California Republicans are trying to build some momentum headed into November’s elections, scheduling the state’s most powerful Republican as a convention keynote and putting a former state chairman in charge of fundraising for one of their ... »Read

In this article: James Brulte, California Republican Party, Harmeet Dhillon, Kevin McCarthy, Alex Padilla, Duf Sundheim
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 In Mexico, Gov. Brown has plenty to say about immigration crisis

On Tuesday morning Gov.Jerry Brown was sitting in the second row of an armored, dark-blue sport utility vehicle as it hurtled toward the next stop of his four-day trade mission. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon
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 Apples & Oranges Carpetbagging?

SAUSD trustee and failed AD-69 candidate Ceci Iglesias has filed three complaints –  one with the Orange County Registrar of Voters, one with the State Attorney General’s Office and one with the California Secretary of State’s ... »Read

In this article: John Campbell, Tom Daly, Jose Solorio, Mimi Walters, Steve Young
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 Democrat Warns Data Caps Could Undermine Net Neutrality

A government study finds that data caps discourage people from streaming online videos. »Read

In this article: Anna G. Eshoo, Mark Gold, water
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 NEW: Pot politics could inhale controller's race

The California Republican party has a lot riding on Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin. She’s the only prominent Republican who carried a strong lead into the recent “jungle” primary elections for statewide office, under which the top ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, California Republican Party, Tom McClintock, John A. Perez, Dana Rohrabacher, Betty T. Yee
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 Club for Growth Attacks Todd Tiahrt After Giving Him 100% Score in 2010

Former Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R., Kan.) voted with the Club for Growth 100% of the time in his last year in office, but that’s not enough to spare him the Club’s wrath as he seeks to win back his old seat. »Read

In this article: No Child Left Behind, Nancy Pelosi
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 Governor signs energy agreement with Mexico

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a nonbinding agreement with Mexico’s Secretary of Energy to collaborate on clean energy research and to support investments in clean energy infrastructure. “California and Mexico both take the low-carbon ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Anne Gust
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 NEW: Consumer Watchdog criticized for 'misleading' report

The shoe’s on the other foot for Consumer Watchdog (no connection to CalWatchdog.com). Routinely critical of state regulators for failing to protect consumers, the consumer advocacy group has been criticized by an independent oversight ... »Read

In this article: Ellen Corbett, DTSC, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Steven R. Maviglio, Chris Reed, Harvey Rosenfield
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 San Bernardino County judge denies key defense motion in Colonies corruption case

A San Bernardino judge this morning hearing arguments in the Colonies corruption case has denied defense attorneys' motion arguing that county prosecutors didn't provide crucial exculpatory evidence to a grand jury in 2011 that could've prevented an ... »Read

In this article: Paul Biane, Jeffrey Burum, Jim Erwin, Mark Kirk, Gary Ovitt, Bill Postmus
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 Sacramento police find suspected killer of NBA star's aunt

The man suspected of fatally stabbing his estranged wife on a South Sacramento street on July 8 has been located by Sacramento police. Michael Williams »Read

In this article: Michael Lee, Michael Williams
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 PAC at the heart of Dark Money Scandal Shuts Down

PAC received $11 million of anonymous money for Prop 30 and Prop 32. by Brian Leubitz It turns out that everything comes around in the end. The political arm of the Small Business Action Committee (SBAC) filed official termination papers on Monday, ... »Read

In this article: Joel Fox, Brian Leubitz, John Myers
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 Mayor Kevin Faulconer: From Minimum Wage to Comic-Con

Mayor Kevin Faulconer joins us for his monthly update on the business of the city and he's taking your calls! Call in at noon on 1-888-895-5727 or tweet your question to @KPBSMidday! »Read

In this article: Kevin Faulconer, Todd Gloria, minimum wage
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 Federal Eye: A simple summary of the new VA bill

Congress is expected to vote this week on a bill to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs in the wake of a scandal over treatment delays and falsification of scheduling records at VA hospitals across the country. Read full article >> »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 Advocates Grade Congress on Immigration (Updated)

Frustrated by lack of action and unfulfilled promises on the immigration overhaul front, a coalition of 10 advocacy groups is out to hold House members accountable for the extent to which they were unhelpful to the cause. »Read

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Jeff Denham, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, David G. Valadao
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 Advocates Grade Congress on Immigration

Frustrated by lack of action and unfulfilled promises on the immigration overhaul front, a coalition of 10 advocacy groups is out to hold House members accountable for the extent to which they were unhelpful to the cause. »Read

In this article: Jeff Denham, Barack Obama, David G. Valadao
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 Enviros remain skeptical of Brown's climate aspirations

California has agreed to work with Meixcan officials to address air pollution and green house gas emissions, so why aren't the enviros happier with Jerry Brown? David Siders reports for The Sacramento Bee: 'Yet Brown's ambassadorship on the ... »Read

In this article: water, Mitt Romney, Dan Richard, Kathryn R. Phillips, John Myers, Joel Fox, Carly Fiorina, Jerry Brown
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 In the Loop: Newly sworn-in HUD Secretary Castro gets his first D.C. party

It’s not every day that you move to Washington and somebody throws you a big party. But Julian Castro, the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was the star attraction Monday night at an event honoring top Latinos in the Obama ... »Read

In this article: Tony Cardenas, Judy Chu, Linda T. Sanchez
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 The Republicans Best Chance in 2014

Republicans are looking around for a chance to snag one statewide office this fall, and most attention has focused on Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin running for Controller.  But the GOP should really focus on Pete Peterson, their candidate for ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, Debra Bowen, Jerry Brown, campaign finance, John Chiang, Steve Cooley, David Evans, Kamala Harris, Dave Jones, Bill Lockyer, Gavin Newsom, Alex Padilla, John A. Perez, Tom Torlakson, Betty T. Yee
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 Twin Tunnels Project Threatens Property Owners

You’d think that with all the well deserved bad press heaped on the High Speed Rail debacle that Governor Brown would be a little more circumspect about mega-infrastructure projects which, presumably, he wishes to be the cornerstone of his legacy. ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Laird, water
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 Don't Be So Dense About Housing

Southern California faces a crisis of confidence. A region that once imagined itself as a new model of urbanity – what the early 20th century minister and writer Dana Bartlett called “the better city” – is increasingly being told that, to ... »Read
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 Detroit-Style Pension Cuts: Could It Happen Here?

Bankrupt Detroit announced last week that current workers and retirees voted overwhelmingly to cut many pensions by 4.5 percent and to trim or eliminate cost-of-living adjustments. If the plan to exit bankruptcy had been rejected, a federal judge ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS
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 Mission to Mexico lands new business partner

Gov. Jerry Brown has been promoting California business in Mexico City, where he is leading a trade delegation actively looking for Mexican companies willing to invest in the state. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Bob Roberts
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 Opponents of Toll Lanes on the 405 Fight State Plan

OC taxpayers shouldn’t pay to widen the 405 only to see the state add toll lanes, speakers tell transportation directors. »Read

In this article: Patricia Bates, Jerry Brown, Ryan Chamberlain, Terry Francke, Legislature, Gary G. Miller, John Moorlach
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 Bates Hires County Exec Under Investigation

Supervisor Pat Bates has hired a top county government executive currently under investigation by the human resources department to become her new chief of staff and may be leaning on auditors to look »Read

In this article: Patricia Bates, Todd Spitzer, water
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 Brown, Mexican leaders sign environmental partnership pact

On the first work day of Gov. Jerry Brown’s trade trip to Mexico, the governor signed an environmental pact with Mexican officials promising that the two governments would work together on promoting clean vehicles, air quality and other climate ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, greenhouse gas, Anne Gust, renewable energy
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 Braley reboot starts with attack

The Iowa Democratic Senate candidate's ad targets opponent Joni Ernst's minimum wage views. »Read

In this article: Larry Grisolano, minimum wage
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 AM Alert: Jerry Brown addresses education, energy, immigration in Mexico

Education, energy and the border crisis are the big topics for day two of Gov. Jerry Brown’s trip to Mexico. Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade answer questions from journalists during a ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, CalPERS, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Richard Pan, Dan Walters, water
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 Dan Walters Daily: Jerry Brown shares governorship while in Mexico

With Gov. Jerry Brown away in Mexico, Dan takes a look back at how acting governors have fared in the past. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is one of three acting governors this week while Gov. Jerry Brown is in Mexico on a trade trip. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom
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 Federal Eye: The VA bill would make firings easier. Is that a good thing?

The Department of Veterans Affairs would have greater authority to fire senior executives under a broad proposal announced Monday to help the VA address the root causes of its recent record-keeping scandal. Read full article >> »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 Climate Battle Plan Shifts to Bottom Line

Democrats hope to shift the politics of climate change by highlighting what they say are the massive costs of failing to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. »Read

In this article: global warming, greenhouse gas, Robert R. Rubin, Thomas F. Steyer
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 Politicking off impeachment chatter

Democrats keep alive the idea that John Boehner is mulling impeachment though he insists he isn't. »Read

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama
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 Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill

Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a…Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Barack Obama
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 DiFi: Putin's Manhood vs. Schweitzer's Sick Fantasy

Gender bender: As a convent schoolgirl, Dianne Feinstein was a drama queen, invariably picked to play strong males leads in all-female casts because she was precociously statuesque. From Prince Rupert in “A Waltz Dream” and Peter Standish in ... »Read

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, John F. Kerry, Barack Obama, Brian Schweitzer
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 Editorial: Eastern praise for Brown's 'modestly liberal agenda'

Paul Krugman is bullish on California. He wrote as much last week in his New York Times opinion column, where he declared Gov. Jerry Brown’s “modestly liberal agenda of higher taxes, spending increases and a rise in the minimum wage” a ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, minimum wage
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 Gloria Romero: Cynicism, arrogance undoes another lawmaker

And, now, there are two. Former Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon – with whom I served in the California Senate – was convicted last week on multiple counts of voter fraud and perjury. Like our former colleague, Sen. Rod Wright, D-Los... »Read

In this article: Richard Alarcon, Steve Cooley, Jackie Lacey, Gloria Romero, David Townsend, Roderick Wright
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 Ask Emily: Big bills lurk in specialty drug category

Ask Emily is a biweekly column by Emily Bazar of the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Read all her columns at sacbee.com/askemily Emily Bazar writes for the CHCF Center for Health Reporting, ... »Read

In this article: Richard S. Gordon, Janice Rocco
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 Obamacare at center of debate over California health insurance initiative

As state insurance commissioner, Dave Jones has the power to regulate rates for car and homeowner insurance. He can halt an insurer’s proposed increase if the company can’t justify the higher cost. Health insurance is another matter. ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jamie Court, Diana Dooley, Dianne Feinstein, Dave Jones
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 Editorial: VA health care deal is a big chance for Congress

Our do-nothing Congress has a chance to get something vital accomplished before going on yet another vacation. At long last, a bipartisan deal emerged Monday to start fixing the scandalous health care system for veterans. Sen. Bernie Sanders, ... »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Barack Obama
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