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Poll: CA Voters Turn on Their Dem-Dominated Legislature

A new Field poll released Friday reveals that Californians are growing increasingly disgusted with the state Legislature; only 35% approved of the Legislature while 47% disapproved of them. It appears the plunge in approval was catalyzed by the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee, (D-San Francisco), the third Democratic lawmaker suspended in 2014, because half of an April Field poll, taken before the arrest, showed the public’s approval at 43%. Jun 27, 2014 1:32 PM PT

Prop 13 Agreement May Fall Apart After All

A compromise bill that ostensibly would have pacified two California lobbyists who have been antagonists for years over property tax policy fell apart on Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee reports. Jun 27, 2014 12:09 PM PT

IRS Found Guilty, Owes National Organization for Marriage $50k

The National Organization for Marriage has received a $50,000 settlement from the IRS after the government agency admitted it was at fault for publishing confidential information about the organization’s donors gleaned from its tax returns. A federal court forced the IRS to pay the fee to the group championing heterosexual marriage. Jun 25, 2014 12:38 PM PT

Study: Wealth Inequality Inflamed by Slow Recovery

University of Michigan researchers have released a study stating that the disparity between the wealthiest Americans and the rest of the country has grown because of the Great Recession and the slow recovery. According to the study, the top 5% of Americans averaged 24 times as much wealth as the wealth of the median American family in 2013; in 2007 they averaged 16.5 times as much. Jun 25, 2014 11:53 AM PT

House GOP Success: JOBS Act Boosts IPOs in Biotech

According to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act, or JOBS Act, in 2012, has stimulated at least eighty biotech companies to offer initial public offerings of stock, also known as IPOs, according to the Los Angeles Times. That was a leap from the two years before the JOBS Act was passed, when thirty-two biotech firms went public. Jun 25, 2014 11:51 AM PT

'Clinton: The Musical' Set to Debut

A new musical called Clinton: The Musical is set to debut at the New York Musical Theater Festival this summer from July 18-25. It will be showcased at Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Jun 25, 2014 8:03 AM PT

4-Car Crash in McDonald's Drive-Thru

In Vallejo, California, on Monday morning, a driver who had a seizure lost control of his truck and hurtled into a McDonald’s drive-thru. Jun 24, 2014 11:40 AM PT

Egyptian Court Upholds Death Sentence for Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mohamed Badie

The Egyptian government has been cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters, going so far as to confirm a sentence of death for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters, while the United States is finally releasing $575 million in military aid to Egypt after freezing the funds when Muslim Brotherhood member and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted last year. Jun 23, 2014 5:14 PM PT

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