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 Talking TARP*
AroundTheCapitol.com / The Roundup - 8:35 am
GOP Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari may have helped save the US economy in 2008, but you wouldn't know it from his campaign ads. That's because the Troubled Assets Relief Program, the government bailout that Kashkari led, remains unpopular ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jamie Court, Jason Kinney, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Tom Steyer, water,

 Letters: Ebola czar political cronyism
Orange County Register / Editorial - 12:00 am
IRVINE, Brenda Swantko: I feel so relieved that we now have another government czar to oversee the disastrous handling of Ebola [“Ebola ‘czar’ knows Washington, not medicine,” News, Oct. 18]. And he is a lawyer, political operative and... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Republican Party, Manuel Hernandez,

 Japanese firm is ready to scrap plans for Palmdale rail-car factory
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Oct. 20, 11:28 pm
A Japanese company's much-celebrated plans to build a light-rail manufacturing plant in Palmdale appear all but dead after months of clashes with local labor unions and community groups. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Maria Elena Durazo, Victor Ramirez, Gary Toebben,

   Voters to decide on voting $7.1 B for water projects
KGO-TV - Oct. 20, 11:13 pm
In two weeks, California voters will have to decide if they should expand water storage and provide other facility improvements. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Peter Gleick,

 31st Congressional District Debate: Live video
Inland Daily Bulletin - Oct. 20, 7:24 pm
A live debate between 31st Congressional District candidates Pete Aguilar and Paul Chabot will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the University of Redlands. Democrat Aguilar and Republican Chabot will discuss the issues in the debate hosted by the Redlands ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Pete Aguilar, Paul Chabot,

 Outside mailers in Campos-Chiu campaign play loose with truth
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 20, 6:39 pm
[...] there’s the committee made up of labor groups — primarily the California Nurses Association and SEIU public workers union — that is supporting Campos and has raised nearly $260,000 this year from unions. The committee has sent out a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Ammiano, California Nurses Association, David Campos, David Chiu, Ron Conway, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Ed Lee, Ross Mirkarimi, Gavin Newsom, SEIU,

 LAUSD Interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines returns for 3rd time
KABC - Oct. 20, 6:12 pm
Ramon Cortines returned to the Los Angeles Unified School District Monday as superintendent to replace John Deasy, who resigned last week. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ramon Cortines, Los Angeles Unified School District,

 Brown: California Needs Long-Term Vision On Water
KCBS - Oct. 20, 5:38 pm
Addressing California's longstanding water problems will take tens of billions of dollars more and a large dose of political compromise, but the epic drought may provide new motivation, Gov. Jerry Brown told a Stanford University water conference on ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, peripheral canal, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,

 Pelosi and Hillary Join Forces to Rally Democratic Women
Time Magazine / Swampland, Ana Marie Cox's blog - Oct. 20, 5:33 pm
The event brought together Clinton and Obama supporters from 2008 »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Anna Eshoo, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, George Miller, Nancy Pelosi,

 Business leaders say labor is pushing rail car plant from L.A. County
Los Angeles Times / California - Oct. 20, 5:26 pm
Los Angeles County officials and business leaders rose to the defense of a Japanese company Monday that has all but given up plans to build a $60-million manufacturing facility in the Antelope Valley because of a dispute with local labor leaders. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael D. Antonovich, Maria Elena Durazo, Victor Ramirez, Gary Toebben,

 In tight race, Honda launches attack ad against Khanna
Bay Area News Group - East Bay / The Oakland Tribune - Oct. 20, 5:10 pm
With a new poll showing their closely watched race in a dead heat, Rep. Mike Honda launched a new television ad Monday attacking Democratic challenger Ro Khanna with claims he is backed by right-wing billionaires, favors tax breaks for rich people ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Honda, Ro Khanna, Mitt Romney,

 Clinton: Midterm elections should motivate women
Associated Press - Oct. 20, 5:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi,

 Democratic Governors Weighed Down by Recession-Era Tax Hikes
National Journal - Oct. 20, 5:00 pm
Races in Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, and elsewhere are proving the old adage that nothing is certain except death and taxes. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage,

 California's Top Fiscal Officer: Whom Do You Choose?
KCRW / Which Way L.A.?, hosted by Warren Olney - Oct. 20, 5:00 pm
One of the powerful statewide elected officers many voters have never heard of is the State Controller?who pays the bills and has the authority to audit other state departments. Democrat John Chiang is termed out and we?ll hear from the candidates ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Betty Yee,

 Prosecutor: No sex harassment charges for DeMaio
Associated Press - Oct. 20, 4:46 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner, Scott Peters,

 Prosecutor: DeMaio won't be charged
The Politico - Oct. 20, 4:35 pm
The district attorney says there was insufficient evidence on sexual harassment allegations. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis, Scott Peters,

 Clinton: Midterm elections should motivate women
KGO-TV - Oct. 20, 4:29 pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nancy Pelosi,

 Prosecutor clears DeMaio of sex harassment claims
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 20, 4:29 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio with sexually harassing a former campaign aide or charge the aide with breaking into DeMaio's office. District ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis, Scott Peters,

 Jerry Brown for governor
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Oct. 20, 4:29 pm
Forty years have passed since Californians first elected as their governor a very young and quirkily charismatic Jerry Brown. Back then, voters made a conscious break from the past, choosing a 36-year-old Democrat with floppy collars and a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carly Fiorina, Legislature, Steve Poizner, water, Meg Whitman,

 Cleanup urged for heat-trapping methane gas
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 20, 4:24 pm
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations and voluntary programs that would rein in methane, a powerful heat-trapping greenhouse gas that is the primary component of natural gas. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board, Judi Greenwald, Mary Nichols,

 NEW: Covered CA caught in Prop. 45 crossfire
CalWatchdog - Oct. 20, 4:19 pm
On Proposition 45, some Democrats are feeling as if they got a transfusion of the wrong blood type. The initiative would give the state insurance commissioner the power to approve changes in health-insurance policies, including those by Covered ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Diana Dooley, Dianne Feinstein, Ted Gaines,

 California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown touts water bond measure at Stanford summit
San Jose Mercury News - Oct. 20, 4:10 pm
STANFORD -- Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his plan Monday for a water bond and a rainy-day fund at a Stanford University water conference. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: water,

 Gov. Brown: Calif. needs long-term vision on water
KCRA 3 - Oct. 20, 3:38 pm
Addressing California's longstanding water problems will take tens of billions of dollars more and a large dose of political compromise, but the epic drought may provide new motivation, Gov. Jerry Brown told a Stanford University water conference on ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, peripheral canal, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,

 Democrats' House Campaign Arm Outraised GOP in September
Wall Street Journal / Washington Wire weblog - Oct. 20, 3:27 pm
House Democrats’ campaign arm once again bested its Republican counterpart in fundraising last month, outraising the Republican committee by nearly $5 million. The groups have roughly equal amounts in the bank. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi,

 Honda launches attack ad as new poll shows dead heat with Khanna
Contra Costa Times / Politics - Oct. 20, 3:11 pm
With a new poll showing their closely watched race in a dead heat, Rep. Mike Honda launched a new television ad Monday attacking Democratic challenger Ro Khanna with claims he is backed by right-wing billionaires, favors tax breaks for rich people ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Honda, Ro Khanna, Mitt Romney,

 San Diego DA: No Charges in Carl DeMaio Campaign Incidents
Roll Call - Oct. 20, 3:06 pm
The San Diego District Attorney's office said it will not press criminal charges at this time regarding two investigations dogging Republican Carl DeMaio in a competitive House contest in California, according to a statement from the office Monday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis, Kamala Harris, Scott Peters,


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