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BYRON YORK: Breakthrough in Senate immigration talks; announcement set for Thursday

By at June 20, 2013 | 12:45 pm

BYRON YORK: Breakthrough in Senate immigration talks; announcement set for Thursday

BY: BYRON YORK JUNE 20, 2013 Senators seeking a solution to a deadlock over border security have reached a tentative agreement they believe could win the votes of a significant number of Republican lawmakers for the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill. Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Bob Corker have been working on an amendment to the Gang bill that ... Go To Article

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CALIFORNIA: Review & Outlook: Fracturing in California – WSJ

By at June 9, 2013 | 1:45 am

CALIFORNIA: Review & Outlook: Fracturing in California – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOK - June 7, 2013 Democrats revolt against a ban on oil and gas 'fracking.' Few issues divide Democrats more than energy policy, as we've learned as unions and environmentalists fight over the Keystone XL pipeline. More evidence now comes from California, where greens have lost an attempt to ban oil and gas hydraulic fracturing. Democratic ... Go To Article

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DOUG FINE: Five myths about legalizing marijuana – WaPo

By at June 9, 2013 | 12:20 am

DOUG FINE: Five myths about legalizing marijuana – WaPo

By Doug Fine, Published: June 7 Doug Fine is the author of “Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution,” in which he followed one legal medicinal cannabis plant from farm to patient. With 16 states having decriminalized or legalized cannabis for non-medical use and eight more heading toward some kind of legalization, federal ... Go To Article

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RAND PAUL, the Crunchy Con | National Review Online

By at June 5, 2013 | 12:45 am

RAND PAUL, the Crunchy Con | National Review Online

JUNE 4, 2013 2:45 PM, By Robert Costa The senator returns to his roots. Simi Valley, Calif. — Long before he was famous for a filibuster, Senator Rand Paul was a cargo-shorts-wearing ophthalmologist who lived in Bowling Green, Ky. His political activity, beyond supporting his father, was relegated to reading through his bookshelf, which was stocked with the works ... Go To Article

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CA ECONOMY:: The truth about California’s finances | UTSanDiego

By at June 2, 2013 | 12:26 pm

CA ECONOMY:: The truth about California’s finances | UTSanDiego

There is a basic problem with recent news accounts and analyses that note the gains in state tax revenues and conclude California is back on firm ground financially. The claim is just not true. And it’s a myth that will promote new rounds of irresponsibility and denial in Sacramento. Yes, the Legislative Analyst’s Office says revenue is running $3.2 billion higher ... Go To Article

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CA GOP REVIVAL:: A Farmers’ Rebellion Lifts the California GOP – WSJ

By at May 24, 2013 | 4:09 pm

CA GOP REVIVAL:: A Farmers’ Rebellion Lifts the California GOP – WSJ

By ALLYSIA FINLEY -- Democrats were writing obituaries for California's GOP after winning a supermajority in the state legislature last November, thus gaining veto-proof power to raise taxes. But their legislative lock slipped after this week's special election in which Republican farmer Andy Vidak defeated a Democrat—in a heavily Democratic senate district—who had ... Go To Article

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AP IMPACT: Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths – AP News

By at May 14, 2013 | 5:52 am

AP IMPACT: Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths – AP News

AP News | May 14, 2013 CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) — It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground. Killing these iconic birds is not just an irreplaceable loss for a vulnerable species. It's also ... Go To Article

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CALIFORNIA TAX REVENUE yields multibillion-dollar surplus – latimes

By at May 3, 2013 | 1:25 am

CALIFORNIA TAX REVENUE yields multibillion-dollar surplus – latimes

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m. SACRAMENTO — California has been flooded with revenue this tax season and is on track to finish the fiscal year with a surplus of billions of dollars, according to officials. State coffers contain about $4.5 billion more than expected in personal income tax payments. Nearly $2.8 billion of it arrived ... Go To Article

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JERRY BROWN OKs funds to seize guns held illegally – LATimes

By at May 2, 2013 | 9:36 am

JERRY BROWN OKs funds to seize guns held illegally – LATimes

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times May 1, 2013, 9:05 p.m. -- SACRAMENTO — The state will send dozens of new agents into California neighborhoods this summer to confiscate nearly 40,000 handguns and assault rifles from people barred by law from owning firearms, officials said Wednesday. via Jerry Brown OKs funds to seize guns held illegally - ... Go To Article

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STEVEN HAYWARD:: California’s Latest Suicide Attempt | Power Line

By at April 25, 2013 | 11:34 am

STEVEN HAYWARD:: California’s Latest Suicide Attempt | Power Line

APRIL 25, 2013 BY STEVEN HAYWARD  -- Modern liberalism is all about “rights”—rights to health care, right to a job, right to food, the right to more rights, and so forth.  You know the drill.  Of course, these kind of liberal “rights” aren’t rights at all property understood; they are benefits that require the state to tax or expropriate someone’s ... Go To Article

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