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Los Angeles Times

 Orange County Republican Rep. Ed Royce picks up a 2018 challenger
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In this article: Hillary Clinton, Ed Royce,
 California lawmakers push to link public health efforts to climate programs
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In this article: Cristina Garcia,
Bills: AB 151, AB 378,
 Rivalry in the air as Newsom and Villaraigosa march with Armenians in Los Angeles
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In this article: Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa,
 Assembly gives final legislative approval to $1 billion in side deals made before vote on gas-tax increase
 Trump tweets: Continues to push GOP healthcare bill
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In this article: Jeff Denham, Darrell Issa, Ted Lieu,
 Newsom, Villaraigosa and Garcetti all appear at L.A.'s Armenian march
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In this article: Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom,
 Tom Steyer talks to Chelsea Handler about Democratic Party losses in 2016: 'We weren't big enough'
   Former Hungary ambassador and Clinton fundraiser announces she's running for California lieutenant governor
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In this article: Hillary Clinton, Ed Hernandez, Angelo Tsakopoulos,
 Essential Politics: Looking for a win by the 100th day
Top of the Ticket - 8:00 am
Though he now calls the traditional 100-days-in-office benchmark “ridiculous,' it's apparent that President Trump wants to notch a big win before it hits this week. The White House wants lawmakers to make progress this week on a high-profile issue ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Fair Political Practices Commission, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Ted Lieu, John Myers, Senate Democrats, Tom Steyer,
 The billion-dollar budget item Garcetti didn't mention in his State of the City speech
Top of the Ticket - 6:00 am
When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his proposed budget last week, he called a $176-million effort to battle homelessness his top priority, highlighted a $35-million plan to mend broken streets and promised $2 million to clean up graffiti. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Joe Nation,
 Today: Will Trump's Efforts for a Win This Week Hit a Wall?
- 5:00 am
For President Trump, is getting funding for a border wall worth shutting down the federal government? I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Will Trump’s ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: referendum, George Skelton, John Stevens,
 Is Wells Fargo's board to blame? Shareholders will weigh in this week
Business - 5:00 am
Top corporate bosses who failed to change a flawed system before it went out of control. Mid-level executives who pushed workers too far. Bank regulators who for years were blind to warning signs. Over the past few months, there’s been plenty of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalSTRS, John Chiang,
 #  Measure C pretends to be about police reform. Instead, it's a noxious sleight of hand. Vote no
Editorial - 5:00 am
Seldom has an effort to alter Los Angeles’ governing blueprint been as clever and underhanded as Charter Amendment C, a little-noticed measure on the little-noticed May 16 city ballot that would change how police officers are disciplined for ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Herb Wesson,
 It's time for California to stop leaning on the rich and take up state tax reform
Top of the Ticket - 12:05 am
Californians already carry the nation’s heaviest state income tax burden by far. That’s especially true for the wealthy. But President Trump and Congress could make it a lot more onerous. They’re mulling the notion of eliminating the ability ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Bob Hertzberg, Legislature, Betty T. Yee,

Sacramento Bee

 #  The AIDS crisis is over. Why are people still going to jail over HIV?
Opinion - 6:11 pm
I’m not in the habit of quoting Ronald Reagan. But on Monday, as legislation that would greatly reduce the criminal penalties for transmitting HIV moved one step closer to a … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Lee,
Bills: SB 239,
 Hundreds come to California Capitol for Muslim Day
- 5:51 pm
Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, spoke to participants at Muslim Day at the California Capitol on April 24, 2017. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla,
 #  Ann Coulter is exploiting UC Berkeley, safety be damned
Opinion - 5:32 pm
Sixteen days into the spring semester and three months before the current furor over Ann Coulter, 150 or so masked outsiders swarmed onto the University of California, Berkeley, campus and … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Opinion: What's missing in Congress right now? Just leadership and courage
Opinion - 5:17 pm
Congress returns from another half-month vacation this week to confront a national job approval rating wallowing in the low double-digits. Hard to understand why it’s that high. Both the Republican … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 Republicans howl as lawmakers jam through deals linked to gas tax, fee increases
- 5:14 pm
Brushing aside Republican criticism that the legislation broke state law, Assembly Democrats gave final approval Monday to a pair of measures that helped secure the passage of billions in gasoline … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Assembly Democrats, Anthony Cannella, Adam Gray, Richard Roth,
Bills: SB 1, SB 132, SB 496,
 #  How can our political bubbles be popped?
Opinion - 5:01 pm
In the category of argument by irresistible anecdote, David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report tells of meeting with a group of young Democrats in wealthy, suburban Northern Virginia. In … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Barack Obama,
 #  Trump's border-wall fantasy is crumbling
Opinion - 5:01 pm
In the annals of pathetic climbdowns, this Sunday morning tweet from President Donald Trump deserves a special place of honor, or perhaps dishonor:   “Eventually, but at a later date … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Nancy Pelosi,
 Is Senate's Trump-Russia probe going anywhere? This panel member is doubtful
- 3:50 pm
A prominent member of the Senate panel that’s investigating Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election and possible links to the campaign of President Donald Trump is expressing “serious concerns” about … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Axelrod, George W. Bush, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff,
 #  Jack Ohman: Science marches on Trump!
Opinion - 1:51 pm
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   Former Sacramento developer wants to be California's next lieutenant governor
- 1:47 pm
Eleni Kounalakis, a major Democratic Party donor and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, on Monday formally jumped into the 2018 race for lieutenant governor, saying she was driven to run … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Ed Hernandez, Gavin Newsom, Angelo Tsakopoulos,
 Kounalakis says she would defend immigrants "who are being terrorized"
- 1:45 pm
Eleni Kounalakis, a major Democratic Party donor and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, on April 24, 2017 formally jumped into the 2018 race for lieutenant governor, saying she was driven to run by the election of President Donald Trump. … ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kamala Harris, Alex Padilla, Phil Ting,
 #  Crime is down but jail populations are up. Who's taking up all that space, then?
Opinion - 1:07 pm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to close the notoriously overcrowded and brutal Riker's Island jail made national news last month, but less famous policymakers all over the … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Establish a cap on respite agencies' administrative costs
Opinion - 12:30 pm
You never think it will happen to you. But what happens when it does? I used to have a full time job as a certified nursing assistant, I could take … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature,
Bills: AB 1380,
 #  Despite threats, vaccination rates for California kindergartners have never been higher
Opinion - 12:30 pm
They’d move out of state, the anti-vaccine parents warned California legislators. They’d home-school their kids. One thing they’d never do: Give in to the supposed horrors of vaccination.   Well, … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Richard Pan,
Bills: SB 277,
   #  Why Sacramento can't go on a spending spree
Opinion - 12:20 pm
Sacramento City Hall is relatively flush with cash, but the 2017-18 budget proposed Monday by City Manager Howard Chan is playing it safe. And for a very good reason – … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, John Shirey, Darrell Steinberg,
 Jerry Brown on his Fitbit: 'I only have 1,332 steps'
- 11:52 am
Gov. Jerry Brown’s rejection of material possessions is one of the many literary tropes employed by writers to pad their lists of idiosyncrasies in profiles about him. In recent months, … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Anne Gust,
 Change the world? 'Optimistic' Obama vows to help new leaders 'take up the baton'
- 11:36 am
President Barack Obama, while speaking at the University of Chicago during his first public event since leaving office, on Monday, April 24, 2017, said the single most important thing he can do now is to help support and prepare the next generation ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, Kamala Harris,
 #  Letters: Regulating recreational pot, ranking ugliest cities
Opinion - 10:00 am
Pot monopolies? Re “A partly baked marijuana regulation” (Editorial, April 20): Everyone cites the “success” of independent distributors for alcohol, but no one ever addresses the fact that mandating a … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Zombies of voodoo economics
Opinion - 9:23 am
According to many reports, Donald Trump is getting frantic as his administration nears the 100-day mark. It’s an arbitrary line in the sand, but one he himself touted in many … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Sam Brownback, George W. Bush, Barack Obama,
 #  Resilience of the resistance to Trump
Opinion - 9:12 am
The resistance to the travesty of Donald Trump’s presidency is holding up just fine, thank you very much.   As we approach the 100th day of the Trump administration, a … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
   Trump reignites 'spirit of justice' for Muslim Day at Capitol
- 6:00 am
Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning run-down on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up for it here. The title of Muslim Day at the … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Rob Bonta, California Teachers Association, Cathleen Galgiani, Legislature, Tony Mendoza, Tom Steyer, Dan Walters,
Bills: AB 1478, AB 158, AB 600, SB 31, SB 54, SB 600, SB 808,
   #  Pot lobbyists, real science, Wells Fargo's fraud, and who's calling us ugly
Opinion - 5:31 am
On behalf of The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board, welcome to The Take, your opinion-politics newsletter. Please sign up for it here. Jack Ohman has some, um, innovative ideas for fixing … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, CalPERS, CalSTRS, Joel Fox, Kevin Johnson, Legislature, Joe Mathews, Dan Morain, Dan Walters,
Bills: AB 1250,
 #  If Wells Fargo wants to apologize, it should back this legislation
Opinion - 5:00 am
After getting nailed for opening bogus accounts without customers’ knowledge, you might think – if only as penance – that Wells Fargo would bless legislation aimed at ensuring that financial … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Chiang,
Bills: SB 33,
 #  Use tobacco tax money as intended: to help fund dental program
Opinion - 5:00 am
When California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 56 to raise the tobacco tax last November, they were also speaking loudly about the need to address a disturbing trend and growing public … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, Little Hoover Commission,
 China charging ahead into 'cleantech' future
- 1:00 am
In 2009, when the world tried to negotiate a successor for the Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen, the United States blamed the weak and unbinding agreement on China's unwillingness to accept … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama, renewable energy,
 #  Christopher Suprun: Trump has proved just as bad as imagined
Opinion - 1:00 am
One hundred days is but a glimpse of a presidency. This time it feels like an eternity. Four months ago I wrote that I thought Donald Trump was wrong to … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  My mom's dementia has whittled her to her core: Worry
Opinion - 1:00 am
My mom's father drowned when he was 29 and my mom was 3, so she knows that people you love can go away and never come back. Maybe that's why … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Celia Rivenbark: Calling in reinforcements (?)
Opinion - 1:00 am
President Donald J. Trump announced today that he will be seeking the advice of a top CIA operative whose work he has admired greatly for four seasons so far on … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  The poetry of veterans, then and now
Opinion - 1:00 am
Davelle Barnes didn't know how to talk about what she'd experienced as an Army reservist in Afghanistan: 10-hour days spent laying fiber-optic cable in a ditch, weeks without a comforting … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  John M. Crisp: SeaWorld's new whale calf earns dubious distinction
Opinion - 1:00 am
Last month, SeaWorld's chief zoological officer, Chris Dold, said that the impending birth of a killer whale calf at the franchise's San Antonio marine mammal park would probably be 'bittersweet.' … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Doyle McManus: To win control of the House, Democrats will have to stop fighting one another
Opinion - 1:00 am
After strong showings in two special elections for congressional seats, Democrats are beginning to believe they have a real shot at winning control of the House of Representatives next year. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 #  Jerry Zezima: The shoe must go on
Opinion - 1:00 am
If the bowling shoe fits, do I have to wear it? That's what I kept asking myself (answer: 'What kind of ridiculous question is that?') on the way to my … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Trump's warning to Democrats about Obamacare could be a bluff - or an opportunity
Opinion - 1:00 am
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Saturday, April 22: Just when Americans thought the Obamacare repeal effort was dead and buried, President Donald Trump has exhumed it. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Dan K. Thomasson: Finding the truth in turbulent times
Opinion - 1:00 am
WASHINGTON – I don't know Joe Galloway well. We briefly met once or twice, having worked for the same people over a good many years. In the abstract, however, I … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  What's wrong with faster deportations? Ask this Dreamer
Opinion - 1:00 am
The following editorial appeared in The Sacramento Bee on Friday, April 21: If there were ever a cautionary tale about the perils of speeding immigrant deportations, it's the case of … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Don't criticize immigration officials; criticize policy
Opinion - 1:00 am
The following editorial appeared in the News-Sentinel on Saturday, April 22: Some government officials are being condemned by millions of Americans for a strange reason: They are enforcing the law. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Albert R. Hunt: Kasich is back and peddling himself as the grown-up Republican
Opinion - 1:00 am
John Kasich is a lame-duck governor of Ohio, and his Republican Party is the Trumpist antithesis of the inclusive politics he preaches. But he isn't going away. This week, the … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John McCain,
 #  What's a bigger concern than Sessions' knock on Hawaiian judge?
Opinion - April 23, 5:00 pm
Imagine if I began a column about Attorney General Jeff Sessions this way: “I really am amazed that an attorney general who hails from a former Confederate state in the … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,

San Francisco Chronicle

 Goldman Environmental Prize winners work hard to protect planet
- 12:15 am
Lopez, 32, had witnessed too many empty gestures during the years he spent fighting pollution from a battery recycling plant to be party to a photo op for the governor. “I told him, ‘Tell the governor to come with money, or don’t come at ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Environmental Justice,