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Darrell Issa Again Subpoenas John Kerry in Benghazi Investigation

Secretary of State John Kerry is giving the run-around to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Issa has had enough. After issuing a subpoena for Kerry to appear on May 21 to testify about the Benghazi massacre, then delaying the appearance so the State Department could find a more amenable date for Kerry, Issa fired off a second subpoena on Thursday, claiming that the State Department was using “slippery tactics” to enable Kerry to avoid testifying about the Benghazi, Libya, attack. May 16, 2014 6:28 AM PT

Brown Signs Bill to Prevent "Dark [Conservative] Money" in CA Elections

On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that would prevent nonprofit organizations from donating funds anonymously to state campaigns. Called “dark money,” the funds were targeted after a number of conservative nonprofits from Arizona donated $15 million in 2012 in a failed effort to defeat Proposition 30, which raised taxes in the state. The groups also donated funds to try to reduce the power of California’s unions. May 16, 2014 5:51 AM PT

Democrat, Republican Candidates Increasingly Avoid State Party in CA Elections

A growing trend in California finds candidates eschewing party labels and running as independents. In three different statewide races, secretary of state, insurance commissioner, and superintendent of public instruction, the candidates have either rejected affiliation with the Democrats and Republicans or are doing their level best to disguise their associations with one of the parties. May 15, 2014 9:45 PM PT

Christie Blames Predecessors for Budget Woes

Following Wednesday’s announcement that Moody’s downgraded New Jersey’s credit rating from Aa3 to A1, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blamed his two predecessors for the state’s economic predicament. May 15, 2014 9:25 AM PT

Jerry Brown Warns LAX Will Have to be Moved Due to Global Warming

California Governor Jerry Brown, presenting his revised state budget to reporters in Los Angeles on Tuesday, warned that California my be underwater in the future--not because of his budget, but because glaciers in Antarctica will collapse and sea levels will rise four feet over the next 200 years. May 15, 2014 5:23 AM PT

Bill Would Direct CA Prisons to Hand Out Condoms to Inmates

California Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta, representing the 18th district, which comprises the central East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, is sponsoring a bill that would give the state permission to distribute condoms to prison inmates. May 14, 2014 6:25 PM PT

Police Report: Planned Parenthood Counselor Rejects 'Hassle' of Reporting Rape

A police report from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona states that a Planned Parenthood counselor intentionally miscoded a sexual assault as a consensual encounter because it would be a “hassle” to report it to the police, despite the state law that suspected sexual abuse be reported to police. May 14, 2014 10:08 AM PT

Harvard's Kennedy School Adds 'Checking Your Privilege 101' to New Student Orientation

If you plan to attend Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, better get oriented for your orientation; you may be privileged. But don’t worry; there’s always room for spiritual growth. The school is adding a class titled “Checking Your Privilege 101” because of pressure from student activists, and that class will be part of your orientation! May 13, 2014 7:31 PM PT

Jesse Jackson Pushes Silicon Valley to Diversify

Rev. Jesse Jackson, who critics say has benefited financially by targeting companies, accusing them of racism, and then collecting their gilt and guilt-edged donations or benefited from contracts given to firms that paid him for referrals, is planning to target high tech companies in the Silicon Valley such as eBay and Google at their shareholder meetings this week. May 13, 2014 6:52 PM PT

Study: One in Four Adults Worldwide Anti-Semitic

A new study conducted by the Anti-Defamation League reveals that one of every four adults surveyed around the world has anti-Semitic feelings. The study listed eleven stereotypes about Jews, and if the respondent answered “probably” or “definitely” to at least six of them the respondent was judged anti-Semitic. May 13, 2014 6:45 PM PT

Nixon Museum Still Without a Director

The Nixon Presidential Library & Museum is still without a director after two and-a-half years, due to a battle between the private Richard Nixon Foundation and the National Archives, the Orange County Register reports. May 13, 2014 6:28 AM PT

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