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Los Angeles Times

 Sen. Charles E. Schumer says he will oppose Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court
Top of the Ticket - 8:10 am
New revelations rock House investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 campaign March 23, 2017, 8:10 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: The Trump transition team's communications were swept up in U.S. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dianne Feinstein,
 UC is moving forward with Mexican initiative, regardless of Trump actions
Top of the Ticket - 7:54 am
Essential Education: Cal State trustees approve tuition increase March 23, 2017, 7:54 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:Students protested, but Cal State leaders voted to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District, renewable energy,
 Trump's awkward alliance with Ryan faces biggest test. Will healthcare vote bind or push them apart?
- 7:15 am
New revelations rock House investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 campaign March 23, 2017, 7:15 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: The Trump transition team's communications were swept up in U.S. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi,
 Trump's awkward alliance with Ryan faces biggest test: Will healthcare vote bind or push them apart?
Top of the Ticket - 7:15 am
New revelations rock House investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 campaign March 23, 2017, 8:10 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: The Trump transition team's communications were swept up in U.S. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi,
 Trump and Ryan's awkward alliance faces big test in health care vote today
- 7:02 am
President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan are staring at a moment that could define or derail their tenures, with the vote on the GOP measure to repeal and replace Obamacare approaching and the tally seemingly moving against them. The two are ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi,
 Essential California: 'Know your rights,' immigrant advocates say
- 5:30 am
Good morning. It’s Thursday, March 23, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Lending advice in these trying times They’re told to be prepared, be self-reliant and know their rights. That’s what immigrant advocates are ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George Skelton,
 Today: The U.S., Not Russia, Was Listening. An Attack Upon Westminster.
Top of the Ticket - 5:05 am
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 The U.S., Not Russia, Was Listening One day soon, we can only hope, it will be clear who on the Trump team talked to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lee Baca, Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff,
 Don't reopen Aliso Canyon until we know what caused the worst methane leak in history
- 5:00 am
In the wake of the Aliso Canyon methane leak — the largest such leak in U.S. history, which temporarily displaced 8,000 families from their homes — what’s wrong with using some common-sense caution before reopening the natural gas storage ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Ben Hueso, Henry Stern,
Bills: SB 57,
 Most Republicans are in denial about the probe into Trump/Russia ties
- 5:00 am
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican from the San Joaquin Valley, took a trip to the White House that made as big a splash as California’s recent torrential rains. Even though he is chairman of the House Intelligence committee that is ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff,
 Napolitano says UC remains committed to Mexico regardless of Trump actions
- 5:00 am
University of California President Janet Napolitano is headed to Mexico next week to reassure leaders there that the public research university remains committed to academic collaboration — even if some of it, such as climate change research, is ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District, renewable energy,
 #  LAPD is reaching out to the public on its use police body cameras. The Sheriff's Department should take note
Editorial - 5:00 am
Body cameras worn by Los Angeles police officers are virtual eyewitnesses, recording and presenting incidents as the tiny lenses see them. Like any witness testimony, the captured images are useful, although incomplete, depictions of what happened. ... »Read  »E-mail story
 Measure S was not the answer to L.A.'s housing crisis, but neither is returning to business as usual
- 4:00 am
For all the acrimonious debate over Measure S, the slow-growth ballot measure that suffered a decisive defeat this month, most factions could agree on one thing: The development process in Los Angeles is broken. Although Measure S was not the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, redevelopment agencies,
Bills: AB 1506,
 For former Gov. Pete Wilson, this campaign is personal: It's about his reputation
- 3:00 am
For a time, no California politician was more formidable than Republican Pete Wilson. Over two decades, the popular former San Diego mayor enjoyed a record of nearly unbroken success, besting Gov. Jerry Brown in 1982 to seize a U.S. Senate seat and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Kevin Faulconer, Dianne Feinstein, illegal immigration, Proposition 18, Pete Wilson,
 Providing free college tuition in California is a good idea " but taxing millionaires to do it is a bad one
- 12:05 am
Kudos to Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman for boldly trying to free college students from paying tuition. That truly would make California “great again,” to plagiarize one Twitter addict. Plaudits also to the Stockton Democrat for ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Proposition 13, Susan Talamantes Eggman,
 California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders
- 12:05 am
With federal authorities hinting at a possible crackdown on state-licensed marijuana dealers, a group of California lawmakers wants to block local police and sheriff’s departments from assisting such investigations and arrests unless compelled by ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Rob Bonta, Alex Traverso,
Bills: AB 1578, SB 54,
   California files brief supporting challenge to Trump's threat against 'sanctuary' cities and counties
Top of the Ticket - March 22, 7:46 pm
Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown visits Washington, D.C., Schwarzenegger blasts Trump's approval ratings March 22, 2017, 7:46 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra,
 House intel chairman, top Democrat clash over Trump surveillance revelations
Top of the Ticket - March 22, 5:06 pm
U.S. intelligence agencies inadvertently intercepted communications involving the Trump transition team late last year, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday, a disclosure that President Trump said “somewhat” vindicated ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Devin Nunes, Nancy Pelosi,
 With his governing legacy on the line, Gov. Jerry Brown dives in to Washington's healthcare debate
Top of the Ticket - March 22, 5:05 pm
The oratory that made Gov. Jerry Brown a rising political star in his youth returned on Wednesday as he joined Democrats on Capitol Hill in rebuking President Trump and congressional Republicans for efforts to dismantle the nation’s sweeping, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Biden, Ed Hernandez, Jennifer Kent,

Orange County Register

 #  Health care reform calls for simplicity, catastrophic coverage
Opinion - 12:00 am
At last in control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, Republicans wisely put a priority on additional health care reform. Though hailed at the time as a triumph for liberals, Obamacare ultimately divided Democrats, some of whom had ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  In London, another 'lone wolf' terrorist attack
Opinion - 12:00 am
If British Prime Minister Theresa May has her way, today “Londoners will get up and go about their day as normal.” On Wednesday, a vehicle ran down pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge before crashing into a railing outside Parliament. The... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  National Public Radio should go private
Editorial - 12:00 am
Every so often a new liberal radio talker takes to the mic and is declared to be “the left’s answer to Rush Limbaugh!” At first it was former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, or California Gov. Jerry Brown or former Texas Agriculture Commissioner ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  An Obamacare replacement that will actually work
Editorial - 12:00 am
Obamacare was never popular with most Americans, faces death spiral health plan premiums, is fiendishly complex, tries to do too much for too many people and has zero bipartisan support. But the Congressional Republican Obamacare replacement ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  California single-payer bill looks backward, instead of forward to a new era of patient choice
Editorial - 12:00 am
Here we go again. The California State Legislature is considering yet another bill to impose a so-called single-payer, government monopoly, health care system. This has long been an obsession of the California’s nurses unions, because a health... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature,
 #  Don't eliminate funding for legal services
Editorial - 12:00 am
President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate federal funding for legal aid for the poor is unconscionable. Everyone — rich and poor alike — should have access to justice. That should not be a partisan issue. Yet, President Trump’s ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Erwin Chemerinsky,
 #  Letters: Before vote, consider health care repeal impacts
Editorial - 12:00 am
Consider repeal impacts The Affordable Care Act enabled millions of Californians to gain access to health care. Since 2014, more than 3.5 million obtained coverage through an expansion of Medi-Cal, the state’s health care program for the poor.... »Read  »E-mail story

Sacramento Bee

 #  'A smell of treason in the air'
Opinion - 8:58 am
The greatest political scandal in U.S. history was not Aaron Burr’s shooting of Alexander Hamilton, and perhaps wasn’t even Watergate. Rather it may have been Richard Nixon’s secret efforts in … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama,
 #  Lincoln was a Republican, slavery is bad - and more discoveries by President Obvious
Opinion - 8:48 am
Seeking and winning the presidency has been a magical voyage of discovery for Donald Trump.   Tuesday night, he divulged a most remarkable finding: Abraham Lincoln was – are you … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,
 Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination, Schumer says
- 8:24 am
As the Senate Judiciary Committee was hearing from witnesses for and against Judge Neil Gorsuch, his Supreme Court nomination was delivered a critical blow: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: campaign finance, Dianne Feinstein, Barack Obama, Senate Republicans,
 2018 candidates for governor weigh in on charter schools in California
- 6:00 am
Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning rundown on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up here. Charter schools in California are an increasingly high-profile player … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tracy Arnold, Paul Bauer, John Chiang, Jeff Denham, Alice Huffman, Duncan McFetridge, Gavin Newsom, Devin Nunes, Alex Padilla, Dana Rohrabacher, Ed Royce, David Valadao, Antonio Villaraigosa,
 #  Supreme Court nominee skates; city upholds police video policy
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. Take a number: 58 percent That’s the proportion of … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board, Joe Mathews, Adam Schiff, Senate Democrats,
 The Latest: McCain slams airing of wiretapping information
- 5:00 am
The Latest on President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of wiretapping (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Sen. John McCain says it is 'disturbing' that the chairman of the House intelligence committee … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John McCain, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff,
 #  Do we really want an 'originalist' Supreme Court justice?
Opinion - 5:00 am
Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch has described his method of constitutional interpretation as one in which he tries “to apply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Applying the term 'lying' to the full spectrum of untruths, deception
Opinion - 5:00 am
With little regard for precision, the terms “lie” and “liar” are being used to describe an assortment of fantasies, fabulisms and falsehoods emanating from the White House.   Under perjury … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe
- 12:47 am
The chairman of the House intelligence committee says private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff, Jackie Speier,
   Deep-blue California says Trump not trustworthy, not doing a good job
- March 22, 9:00 pm
Things aren’t looking up for Donald Trump in California. Majorities of likely voters in the heavily Democratic state say the president cannot be trusted and disapprove of his job performance, … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Legislature, PPIC,
   Jerry Brown sounds skeptical note on single-payer health care for California
- March 22, 6:29 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown, in Washington warning about the billions his state could lose on the eve of a Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, strained Wednesday to understand the … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Gavin Newsom,
Bills: SB 54,
 Trump and black caucus leaders have frank first conversation
- March 22, 5:33 pm
After sparring from afar for weeks, President Donald Trump and leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus met for the first time at the White House Wednesday and agreed on major … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Karen Bass, Barack Obama,
 House Russia probe in chaos over news Trump found in foreign surveillance reports
- March 22, 5:18 pm
The latest twist in whether or not President Donald Trump was “wiretapped” by the Obama administration provided little clarification of that issue on Wednesday. But it brought to the fore … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John McCain, Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff, Jackie Speier,
 #  Gorsuch's convenient untruth about politicization of the courts
Opinion - March 22, 5:05 pm
With a shrewdly calculated innocence, Judge Neil Gorsuch told a big fat lie at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Because it was a lie everyone expected, nobody called it that. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  No more excuses about hiding police videos
Opinion - March 22, 5:00 pm
Cities only get so many chances to prove to the public that they’re serious about having a police department that’s transparent and accountable. So it was wise of Mayor Darrell … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Darrell Steinberg, Allen Warren,
 GOP health care bill would send California's costs skyrocketing
- March 22, 6:13 pm
SACRAMENTO — The Republican-backed bill that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act would shift billions of dollars in health care costs from the federal government to states, with California on the hook for $6 billion in 2020 and growing to $24.3 ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Anthony Wright,
   House leader claims U.S. intelligence picked up info on Trump team
- March 22, 5:13 pm
House leader claims U.S. intelligence picked up info on Trump team WASHINGTON — In a sharp break with protocol, a California Republican leading the House investigation into Russian interference with the November election announced Wednesday that ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jackie Speier,
 Supreme Court nominee faces tough questions from Democrats
- March 22, 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON — Judge Neil Gorsuch faced tough questions from Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wednesday about his role in approving harsh interrogation techniques during his time as a lawyer in the administration of President George W. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Philip Anschutz, George W. Bush, Dianne Feinstein,
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