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  • Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up
    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...
  • California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

    California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge
    SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit....
  • Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline decision

    Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline decision
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route. The latest hold-up in the...
  • Political ramifications to Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy? Oh come on.

    Political ramifications to Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy? Oh come on.
    So, what are the political ramifications of Hillary Clinton’s impending grandmotherhood? No, seriously. Stop snorting. New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin put it out there Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” In...
  • Donnelly faces state campaign-finance investigation

    Donnelly faces state campaign-finance investigation
    The state’s political ethics watchdog has opened an investigation into the finances of a political action committee founded by gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly, according to a report published Friday evening by the Sacramento Bee.‎ The...
  • Conservation League backs two rivals for Waxman's House seat

    Conservation League backs two rivals for Waxman's House seat
    The California League of Conservation Voters has endorsed two rival Democrats in the crowded race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance and former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel both won the backing of...
  • The latest Keystone XL pipeline delay: Good for vulnerable Democrats?

    The latest Keystone XL pipeline delay: Good for vulnerable Democrats?
    If the Keystone XL pipeline debate has a soundtrack, I'm guessing it includes a track from Snoop Dogg that's even older than TransCanada Corp.'s application for a permit. That would be 2004's "Drop It Like It's Hot." Because every time it seems poised...
  • Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, perhaps until after November’s midterm election. A further delay in the evaluation of the pipeline, which already has lasted more than...
  • Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election

    Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election
    LONDON – Setting up an intriguing election battle, Britain’s opposition Labor Party announced Friday that it had hired President Obama’s chief campaign advisor to help the party return to power next year over the ruling Conservatives....
  • Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine defy Geneva pact, refuse to disarm

    Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine defy Geneva pact, refuse to disarm
    MOSCOW -- Separatist gunmen in eastern Ukraine on Friday defied calls by world powers for them to surrender their arms and leave the government buildings they have seized in support of demands of independence from Kiev. Top diplomats from Russia, the...
  • Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military

    Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — For most of Pakistan's history, the powerful military has held sway over elected officials or simply dumped them from power. Just ask Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted as prime minister in the last military coup, 15 years ago....