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  • The principled lobbyist: George Steffes explains why real people think the government's for rent

    The principled lobbyist: George Steffes explains why real people think the government's for rent
    George Steffes was a boy standing on Wilshire Boulevard when Dwight D. Eisenhower rolled by in a motorcade, and he was mightily impressed. But that's not what got him into politics. He went to 5 o'clock Mass one day in 1966 and ran into an acquaintance who was working on Ronald Reagan's gubernatorial campaign. Steffes volunteered. He went to Sacramento as Reagan's legislative aide and has been there ever since. He helped to found the first multi-person lobbying firm in Sacramento, Capitol Partners, where he's now “senior advisor,” no longer running the firm day to day. Almost 50 years in Sacramento have given him a long view of its roller-coaster politicking, including low points like the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee. The ride has left him a bit queasy.
  • Russia condemns Ukrainian troops' move to oust armed separatists

    Russia condemns Ukrainian troops' move to oust armed separatists
    MOSCOW -- Ukraine's interim government on Tuesday made good on threats to move against pro-Russia separatists occupying eastern cities, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand U.N. condemnation of the use of force in the neighboring country....

    Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA-spying revelations

    Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA-spying revelations
    The Washington Post and the Guardian captured coveted Pulitzer Prizes for public service on Monday for their revelations about the U.S. government's massive surveillance programs. The newspapers' stories were based on thousands of secret documents...

    Ukraine ultimatum to separatists thwarted by pro-Russia police

    Ukraine ultimatum to separatists thwarted by pro-Russia police
    MOSCOW -- A threatened sweep by Ukrainian armed forces to oust pro-Russia gunmen occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine failed to materialize after local police in the besieged venues apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-...

    After Heartbleed bug, OpenSSL president calls for more support

    After Heartbleed bug, OpenSSL president calls for more support
    The president of the OpenSSL Foundation said the organization needs more support from companies and governments that use its software so that it can be better equipped to spot and fix flawed pieces of code such as the Heartbleed bug. The OpenSSL...